Friday, March 20, 2009

Family Update

Some people have inquired how David and the boys are doing. Well, I'm just one observer, but I think they are doing good considering the circumstances of missing their wife and mom. They are all back in school and establishing new routines. David is doing awesome adjusting his work schedule to work at home and around the boy's schedules. Each afternoon a member of the Ellis family is there when the boys return home from school (me on Mondays, Aunt Laurie on Tuesdays, Grandma and Grandpa Ellis on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and Uncle Greg on Fridays). We all know being a parent is hard enough, but being a single grieving parent is much harder, so we are doing our best to support David and the boys and respecting the things they are used to doing, as routine is so important in times like this. (Jonny informed me tuna sandwiches are disgusting, by the way. Glad he was with me when I went grocery shopping!)

My close friend lost her husband in August and observing her grief was painful. She has been helpful in givng me suggestions on what others can do for a newly widowed parent such as providing meals, inviting the family over for family night or dinner, offering to run an errand, or just a simple phone call or visit. Thank you to the friends and neighbors who have done this already. David mentions how nice it has been and how it gives his family something to look forward to.

On a side note, Brenton is in a school play The Wizard of Oz next week. It is $2.00 in advance, $3.00 at the door, and he is performing on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 28 at 1:00 p.m. at Lincoln Academy, 1582 W 3300 N, Pleasant Grove. E-mail David for more information if needed. Go Brenton! -Jennie Kilstrom


Anonymous said...

Very grateful for the update and glad that the family is being supported so well. Hope the play goes well. Thinking of you all. Take care Love Ruth (UK)

Kathryn said...

Thank you, Jennie for the update. Sending all our best to David and the boys and to all of the Ellis'. It was so wonderful meeting you all. Kathryn Newman

Glen said...

Dear Jennie, Family and Friends,

THANK YOU for taking such good care of our David E. and our grandsons!

Life is about growing, so that's what we're all doing as we miss our beautiful Emilee to brighten our days.

The Lord's BEST blessings to all of you.

Always love from Glen,
Emilee's Dad

LUV5KDZ said...

Thank you so much for the family update. I hope David and the boys are up for a visit when I am in Utah in June/July. You guys are constantly in my heart and prayers as little things remind me of Emilee. A quote, a song on the radio, flowers in my garden. All things bright and beautiful remind me of Emilee and the way her spirit radiated light and joy and most of all, love. Love for everyone as Christ would love.

I know that light and love lives on in the family she loved and raised in her love. What joy she will have at every shared success as you grow. May you live to be happy, strong, righteous, and worthy of every blessing that extends beyond the veil to make you an eternal family. Live every day to the fullest.

Love and best wishes to all...
your friend,