Sky is Falling

December 10, 2021


Why is it sunny outside? With the devastating news we just heard, there should be sirens going off for tumultuous weather! The sky should be falling, because in my world it has crumbled to the ground.

Could the sunny day be a sign of hope?

I don’t have any right now. I want the whole world to know how gutted I feel. Don’t we deserve that? Everyone should be feeling the weight that we are feeling. The answer is no; we need them to be our strength, to hold us up and help us through this hell.

Where is God in all of this?

I hate it when people say, “He doesn’t give you what you can’t handle.” What if I don’t want to “handle” this burden? I, you, we didn’t ask for this challenge. But then I have a flash memory of the beautiful cross stitch prayer Aunt Lois made for us for our wedding: Footsteps in the Sand. God IS with us, more so now than any other time. He is carrying us, as are all the people he has placed in our life to help us through this most painful time. How many times have we stated how blessed we are with all the people who have been embracing us in their love and prayers? Too many to count.

When we lose our hope, we have others to keep the light of hope going for us.

We ARE truly blessed!

With all my love, Nicole

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  1. Thank you for sharing! It’s so very difficult! And you are right – the world has to go on but you feel it will never be the same! Forever changed!

    1. Kelly,
      You’re welcome. Exactly! I know you understand as you have been and still in the same postiion as there is always the grieving.

    1. Sherrie,
      Thank you. The hurt and grief comes and goes. Good days and bad days. Just try to put one foot in front of the other.
      Blessings to you during your difficult time losing your amazing brother, Tom.

  2. Nicole, I do so love you and your family. Sometime, can't read your comments.. makes me want to cry. You are a very strong person, and you'll survive. Love, love you from the bottom of my heart.💕💕

    1. Aunt Patti,
      Aww, you are making me cry now! I love you too! Some days I’m strong and other days not so much. That’s where all of you come in, when I can’t get up, you all lift me up so I can face another day in this schmidty position. Thank you for being there for me and my family!
      Huge hugs,

  3. Thank you, Nicole, for always being so uplifting and positive. I know it is hard (actually, I have no idea how hard it is), but all of you touch so many lives in ways you cannot imagine!

    1. Aunt Lois,
      Thank you! Your words mean so much to me. I think you do know how hard it is, you went through this too. I am so thankful you are on the other side of cancer! Please share with family.
      Huge hugs,

  4. Omg dear Nicole, every word resonates with me more now then ever. My heart is so broken and I so need the strength of friends, family and God. I am pulling strength from you right now even if you don’t feel very strong, you are. Tears stream down my face and I am SO grateful for your courage and you have one helluva lot of that. Thank you! ❤️🙏

    1. Marianne,
      Your comments means the world to me. I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you are going through right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
      Huge Hugs,

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