"You never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump
Christmas morning, before the kids had even opened all their gifts, they wanted their Dad and I
to open one present each. Mine was, of course, from Sebastian. It is a box of Ferrero chocolates.
The headquarter factory for these candies is about 1 1/2 hours from here but I had never eaten them before, much to Seb's shocked expression.
So, I said to him, "You know life is like a box of chocolates." To which he asked what does that mean? And I answered. He contemplated that for quite a while.
Package opening resumed and the kids began to play with their gifts. Legos, jewelry making kits, new boots, etc. A fun time!
The night before we had "Face Timed" with my daughter and her family in Colorado. Such a huge
gift for me and all of us. I did not know I could do that on my phone. But now I do!
We didn't have Christmas dinner til the following evening. The kids wanted to play with their things and also planned to go to their mother's house at 4PM for "another" Christmas.
Sadly, that never happened. We found out later that day that their mother had passed away Christmas Eve night or Christmas morning from a brain anyuerism. She went to sleep and did not wake up.
It has been a huge shock.
We are holding the children close to us and taking life one day at a time.
I know that many of you have read this blog from the beginning of 2008 when I first started writing and that you have gone through the joy of the births of Matilda that year and Sebastian in 2010. Many of you write and ask me about the children or even stop me on the street and ask about the chldren. We are all Family.
Therefore I felt that I should write this sad news to all of you so that you can keep my son John and the children in your thoughts and prayers.
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get" is so true.
I am so sorry. We are thinking of you and your family.
This is such stunning, sad news. Yes, I've been with you and the blog from the beginning, and watch these children growing like proverbial weeds before my eyes. To think they have lost their mother at such an age (knowing it's so, so difficult at any age) is heartbreaking. Keeping you all in thought and heart and prayer, and praying your hearts know peace again soon.
Very sad to hear this. It is so devastating for all of you. Hold each other close. So sorry for this pain of those she leaves behind. Tragedy for young ones.
Condolences to you family. May their memories of and with her Be a Blessing
So very sorry to hear this . Prayers to your family at this difficult time. ������Hold your family close.
So very sorry for your family loss. A sad ending to so such happy day. Hugs to you all.
Thank you for all your words of comfort. I and my family
do appreciate your caring.
So very sorry, Barbara. Condolences to you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear this Barbara. Like they say, there are no words!
I wish I had words to comfort you. What a terrible tragedy. You are in my thoughts.
Sorry to hear this sad news... please pass on our condolences to John and the children...
Dan, Gilda, Croft and Shannon. Thanks so much for your longtime friendship and our connections. All of these sentiments will be passed on to John and the children.
Mil gracias to all.
Please know that you, your son, and the children have my prayers. So very sorry for you all.
I am so sorry for your grandchildren. Will remember them in my prayers. They are lucky to have a Grandma like you.
So sorry to hear this. I'm glad that they have you nearby to give them extra hugs and kisses. And your son seems like a pretty terrific Dad.
So, so very sorry to read about the passing of your grandchildrens' mother. So tragic at their ages, so additionally sad to occur at Christmas. Such a shock to have been enjoying the day, and excited to see their mom and then the terrible news. I'm sure you being nearby is comforting for them, and for your son.
I hadn't read your blog since November. I was enjoying catching up and your telling of Christmas - when suddenly!! And I'm reading it just a month later.
Marilyn, that you for your words of comfort. It has been a
rough month......but, we are just taking it one day at a time!
A terrible tragedy for the children's young minds and I grieve for all of you.
Has something else bad happened?? I’m just 3 blocks away, why am I the last to learn what’s happening??
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