Monday, July 22, 2013

Casual Attire Please

Heritage Church, where the service is being held is a casual attire church. Wear jeans. It's one of the many things I love about it.

I usually love a blank page to type on, but I have few words to describe how I'm doing. Two mornings I have opened my eyes to an empty spot next to me. I took my coffee out to the back stoop and sat crying. I'm not capable of hard decisions, yet so many to make at a time like this. I'm numb, overcome with sadness and in shock.

I mourn. The word even sounds sad. I moooouuuuurn.


  1. So many who love you are mooouuurning with you.

  2. I can't even imagine. I'm sorry I'm a horrible encourager at these things. I don't know what to say. My heart is aching for you. <3

  3. Denice, even the little you write expresses your heart so well. One of the many things to love about you! You are an amazing woman, truly amazing! You're in my constant thoughts & prayers!

  4. Denice, we are mourning with you. Our hearts are heavy but we rejoice that Steven is no longer suffering and having a blast with his Lord in heaven! Praying for you and your family this week. Love you! Jeanne

  5. Denice, I keep you close to my heart. Moving one foot in front of the other is hard I know. Steve is without pain now and is with the Lord. That I know brings a smile to your face. Mourn and rejoice we are all surrounding you with love and support.
    Nancy Hammond

  6. My friend, my friend,

    You may very well be the strongest woman, nay person I know right now. I am unfortunately not the most empathtic or sympathetic person in the world. But as others have expressed my heart goes out to and truly wish I could do more for you. Thank you for being an inspiration to me during your's and Steve's struggle. I thank you so very much for pouring yourself out to me (us) and letting us know not only what was hapening but how you were dealing with it as well. Again thank you for being real and for sharing not just the good or bad but both.

    Your friend,

  7. Nikki Castillo-DeCraneJuly 22, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Feel no guilt in laughter, he'd know how much you care.
    Feel no sorrow in a smile that he is not here to share.
    You cannot grieve forever, he would not want you to.
    He'd hope that you could carry on the way you always do.
    So, talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared,
    The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.
    Let the memories surround you, a word someone may say
    Will suddenly recapture a time, an hour, a day,
    That brings him back as clearly as though he were still here,
    And fills you with the feeling that he will always near.
    For if you keep those moments, you will never be apart,
    And he will forever live in your heart.

  8. This is another hard part of life, it will seem even harder without him, but you are strong, Denice, you are a very strong woman, and our God will see you through it. Such a beautiful writer you are - I love reading what you have to say - very heartfelt, very loving. We love you, Denice - remember that we are here when and if you need us.
    Love You, Lucia

  9. Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on the wings like eagles. They will run an not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

    This is my prayer for you Denice, that you find new strength, that you soar, that you not grow weary. And know that you don't walk alone. Love you friend of mine.