Sunday, January 27, 2013

Radio Silence

"You know it's nothing new, bad news never had good timing..."- John Mayer

My boys.
There may be radio silence on my blog for a few days. I got the news this morning that my Grandpa Lee unexpectedly passed away overnight, just one day before he was set to be given a clean bill of health and discharged entirely from the hospital. 

We are all in shock and struggling to process the turn of events. Two weeks ago we were preparing for this exact news, but after his swift recovery we let our guards down and are therefore even more heartbroken at the loss. 

Today has been a frenzy of making arrangements. Changing flights. Booking car rentals. Making reservations for the dogs. Flying home in an emergency situation is an expat’s worst nightmare. I just want to be home and never has that felt more far away. As much as modern technology helps us stay connected, nothing can substitute for the comfort of a hug or just the peace of being in the presence of those who feel your pain

I’ll be bringing my computer to the States as I visit for the next 3 weeks, and I will try to update as often as I can. For now, I’d really appreciate any prayers that you can spare for our grieving family, and for smooth travel as we all make our way to Missouri in the next few days. Thank you, friends. 


  1. Oh Sweetie I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Have a safe flight.

  2. I'm sorry for your loss, we will be thinking of you and your family! Travel safely!!

  3. I'm sorry, Laine. I'll add you and your family to our prayer list at our Bible study this week. Safe travels.

  4. Love you... So sorry my dear friend. Praying for y'all. Tell your dad how sorry I am too. Call you soon.

  5. Laine, safe travels and God Speed. See you soon, Kevin and Diana