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Sunday, July 21, 2013

McCloud...Badly needed...

If you're a "blog stalker" you already know how much I LOVE hostessing my retreats in McCloud...it's always a much needed pause to help me catch my breath and spend time with 35 good friends.  Many of my retreaters come to McCloud to get away from life stressors and situations and they always seem to leave with a renewed strength and peace.



This time it was MY turn to come to McCloud to renew my strength and tap into my friends to get my feet back on the ground again.  This past Monday our family suffered the loss of Kent's dad, Harold.  It was completely unexpected and we are still reeling and in a bit of shock.

Harold was a fabulous jazz trumpet player and had been since high school...marrying his high school sweetheart Joan.  Together they created a legacy in music that will live on forever.  They touched lives around the world with their involvement in the Jazz Festival in Old Sacramento and the creation of the Jazz Camp for our youth.

While we were at the hospital this past weekend I had to take a step back and soak in our family as they gathered.  There were three generations there...children...grandchildren...and great grandchildren 2 of which were only 4 weeks old.  Joan and Harold's  legacy will live on through all of us as well as those that they touched through their music.

Kent and I have appreciated the prayers and support that we've received from all of you.



Big Hugs, Cindy :)

10 comments:

regan said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Cindy. It sounds like Harold was an amazing man, and he has left a strong legacy in friends and family. I hope you can find some peace in the days ahead.

Karen said...

You know I was there with you in thought. Hugs.

Liz Smith said...

So very sorry for your loss, Cindy, but how wonderful the joy of your family. Wishing you peace in McCloud.

Liz

Michelle Clubb said...

Hugs and healing to you and your family.
Michelle

Barbara Sindlinger said...

So sorry for your loss.

Lisa E said...

Sorry for your loss, Cindy. Sending lots of prayers and good thoughts for you and your family. XOXO

Lisa E

Can't Stop Stitchin said...

Hugs Cindy... Harold sounds like a fun loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. So sorry for this sudden and unexpected loss to your family. Praying God will uphold you all in the days ahead, fill your hearts and minds with peace, and many beautiful memories that you will treasure always. May you all find a place of refreshment and comfort as you grieve such loss. Godspeed,
mary

Vicki Crooms said...

I am so sorry for your loss Cindy. But there is more music in heaven now.

Patti said...

I'm often a lurker but hugs & prayers to you & family.

Diane Mitchell said...

Cindy, my heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. You are so lucky to have had such a wonderful man in your life as Harold. What wonderful memories you will have to share with your extended family. Many hugs to you & Kent. ~Diane