Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Next Few Days

I have funeral #4 tomorrow afternoon- the woman I wrote about a couple of posts ago. It's going to be a hard one, as the whole church is just devastated, not to mention her family. The cancer ravaged her body at full-speed.

I go up north on Monday for the family funeral. My stomach is in knots just thinking about it.

On Wednesday, I travel a couple of hours away to do the graveside service of my church member.

I pray that we don't have any more deaths for awhile. It's getting to all of us.

13 comments:

Rev Kim said...

Lifting you in prayers...

(((Iris)))

Singing Owl said...

All right, enough is enough! (Are you listening, God?) Prayers ascending for you and the church and all the families and loved ones.

Crimson Rambler said...

I do feel for you, Iris, I have a whole handful coming probably in the next month too...and it does WEAR after a bit. ((((Iris)))))

Rev SS said...

I hear you too. Two deaths this weekend, making the total since February 1 = 8.

Anonymous said...

thinking of you in these days and of course, prayers. Ugh! is an appropriate liturgical response.
Amy in Chicago

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

hope you're taking care of yourself in the midst of these waves of grieving...

revcrystalk said...

peace be with you, Iris.

Sue said...

Ow my goodness. Offering up prayers here....

Grace thing said...

thinking of you, Iris...

Grace thing said...

Just thinking about you tonight. good night.

Grace thing said...

Thanks for your comment, Iris. Hmmm...now I'm curious what you were talking about! Anyway, I'm preaching on Pentecost and I am definitely going to email you a version for your perusal!! It's good to be back in the blogging world. I'll try to do it more often because I love being in touch with you and others. Hope your Sunday is a good one.

Grace thing said...

Thanks for your comment, Iris. Hmmm...now I'm curious what you were talking about! Anyway, I'm preaching on Pentecost and I am definitely going to email you a version for your perusal!! It's good to be back in the blogging world. I'll try to do it more often because I love being in touch with you and others. Hope your Sunday is a good one.

Rev Kim said...

Thinking of you, and hope you're doing well.