Wednesday, August 7, 2013

In Memory of Sharon

Arrangements have been made for Sharon/Kalona.  Please see this link at the Porter Loring Mortuary website if you'd like to read her Memorial Page:  In Memory of Sharon.  Also included is the information for the service schedule.

We loved the black and white photo of Mom and Dad that Karen took recently.  Mom posted the original picture here when she was chatting about "This and That.".  It is a beautiful picture of Mom and one of the most recent we have of her so I wanted to give my heartfelt thanks to Karen for taking that picture.

Jason, Dad, and I met yesterday with the mortuary.  They are taking very good care of us and of Mom.  We are pleased with their exceptional service and attention to detail.  We chose to put the celtic cross on Mom's grave marker.  It is very fitting for her, don't you agree?


Monday, August 5, 2013

Jesus, I Trust In You.

Dear family, friends, and readers,

Here is Kalona's daughter with a guest blog post:

With regret I am writing to let you know that in the early morning hours my Mom passed away in her sleep today.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
You may know her as Sharon, or Kalona, and maybe her handle as "Irish".  She was a November baby and grew up in Oklahoma and Kansas.  She completed elementary and high school as well as two years of college before she married my Dad.  They raised three children and enjoy the love and laughter of eight grandbabies.  We will miss her and will be celebrating her life and passing at a rosary and then a traditional latin mass held by Father Moses of Jesus.  Details of the day and time of the ceremony are pending.  I want to thank everyone for their continued prayers and for the outpouring of love.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Mini Crochet Owl

Hello again, this is guest blogger Kelly.  My mom wanted me to post a picture of the hand crocheted little owl that I made.  Reece named her "Mercy", which we thought was a wonderful name.  So, without further ado:  Meet Mercy!

If you are interested in crocheting this little owl there is a free pattern on Bunny Mummy's blog:  Easy Crochet Owl

Just An Update

Dear readers,

This is Kalona's daughter, Kelly, acting as a guest writer to give you an update.  She is hanging in there and surrounded by family and loved ones.  Today I shared with her a new album called "Music for Sound Healing" by Dr. Mitchell Gaynor.  We are listening to it right now and it's making her smile - she is enjoying the songs.  She loves music so much and as soon as she saw Reece this afternoon she wanted him to listen to it as well.  He was just in here loving on her and Sandi and Great Gran just came by to visit.

I just asked her if she wanted to send a message to her blog readers and she said, "Tell them I love them and I'll be praying for them."  She also said, "It's amazing how you make friends on-line."  And she smiled.