Life Happens

“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” And life happened again, and I had to readjust. I was planning on doing a Christmas post last weekend and then take some time off over the holidays. Then my dad passed away last Saturday. He had been sick for years, it started with a stroke in 2007 and went downhill ever since. He spent the last two years in a care home, fell asleep on Friday night and never woke up again. It was as peaceful as possible, and I am especially grateful that he wasn’t hooked up to any machines and that there was no effort to resuscitate him. Naturally I spent a lot of time going back and forth with my mom, trying to work out the arrangements, book a flight to Germany etc. I will be gone until mid-January. Boy, am I glad that I decided not to start another BOM at the beginning of the year.

We had most of it sorted out on Christmas Eve and were able to have a nice, quiet Christmas with our son, enjoyed good food and each other’s company. I hope all of you enjoyed the holidays as well. Here is a picture of this year’s handmade Christmas cards that I made in a last minute frenzy one weekend in November. I always purchase the fabrics right after Christmas, when the holiday fabrics go on sale, so I have a design and material ready for next year but of course I never find the time to actually make them before I absolutely have to. My Scan N Cut simplified the process a lot this year, it would have been almost impossible to cut out the shapes by hand.

Thank you to all of you who keep visiting and reading and commenting, have a wonderful happy and healthy New Year 2020!


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19 responses to “Life Happens”

  1. Robin Klein says:

    God bless you and your family on the loss of your father. We all miss our dads. Mine passed 6 yr ago after many strokes, a big one hit. My father in law too. They both went in their sleep to where I believe they are glad to be out of their painful weak bodies. I still think of my parents daily as you will. Hope you have a Happier New Year. Thanks for all your past patterns. I look forward to many more. Sorry to hear there will be no BOM from you next year. Yours is one I always looked forward to.

  2. jolie says:

    Feel sorry for your loss.

  3. Martha says:

    Beatrice, I’m so, so sorry. My heart is with you. My father had a sextuple bypass in 2007, and died in 2012, complications from Alzheimer’s. I miss him so much, every day, even tho the last year of his life was tough. I was there with him a few hours before he dyed, but had to hop on a plane from DIA back to AK, he died en route. You will remember everything that brought joy to you life, that he shared with you. Blessings and Peace.

  4. Maryalis Bushee says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  5. Mary Jayne Anspach says:

    I am so sorry. Yes, life happens. I am glad your father passed away peacefully and it seems with little pain.

  6. Shirley A says:

    Hugs and prayers for you and your family during this sad time. So sorry for your and your family’s loss.

  7. Marcia in TX says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Thank God he died while peacefully asleep. Hugs to you.

  8. connie wolfe says:

    Sending prayers for you and your family. I am sorry to hear of your loss of a loved one.
    Connie

  9. Deloris Berry says:

    So sorry or your loss but thankful he did not suffer. Thank you so much for all of your patterns and ideas. You do keep me inspired and I really want to use this year to catch up on as many UFO’s as possible. Thank you for a wonderful website, may this next year overflow with Blessings for you.
    Deloris

  10. Brenda says:

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. It’s never easy and especially hard at the holidays. I am thankful it was peaceful. Prayers for you, your mom and your entire family. And prayers for a happy and healthy Hew Year.

  11. Jeannie Neldner says:

    So sorry to read about your dad. My your happiest of memories get you through the dark days ahead.

  12. Marge J Prewitt says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss, especially at Christmas. I lost my Mom in 1981 before Thanksgiving and my Dad in 1988 before Christmas. I miss them both everyday. I am so thankful that our Dad had a peaceful passing. You take all the time you need and we will be waiting for you to get back in the groove. I hope to get caught up on my UFO’s – have way too many at this stage in my life. Take care and blessings to your Mom and your whole family.

  13. Marilyn Ferrick says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss! Wishing you peace and comforting memories.

  14. Lori Smanski says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers for you and your family. Prayers for safe travels to your moms.

  15. Cathy Paisley says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I lost my Dad 18 months ago and miss him every day. You will be in my prayers.

  16. Susan says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I am thankful he passed peacefully. I know how hard it is to lose a parent, not matter what your age. You and your family will be in my prayers as you adjust to this change.

  17. Connie says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss! What a blessing that it was so peaceful…may you and your family feel his peaceful presence every day. Safe travels and sweet memories!

  18. Marian says:

    I’m so sorry you had such a loss so near Christmas. I lost my grandparents both near Christmas also, 3 days apart from each other. It is still with me even today 35 years later. We never forget our loved ones, and we always remember the good and wonderful things they left for us.. I don’t mean objects, I mean what they taught us… You are in my prayers at this time and I hope you’ll be back blogging along again very soon my dear friend Beatrice…

  19. Margaret Handlin says:

    So very sorry about your Dad. Prayers for you and the family.

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