Amongst more tears than I can count, we said goodbye. I comforted my children and my nieces. I needed comfort from my husband. I marveled at how strong my mom was throughout the viewing and the funeral. I was jealous of how connected my sister is to our extended family in PA. Living in Texas is hard. It is even harder at times like this.
But, reality is what it is and I can't change that. I was sad, but also so happy for my Grandma. She was whole and at peace. It has been a long time since anyone of us could say that about her. She was in heaven with Jesus just where she wanted to be. How could I be not be happy? What a gift to be able to celebrate her life during Holy Week! It was very powerful!
This is the last picture I have of her with my kids. It was taken last summer....8 months ago. Living in Texas is hard!
Lots of people loved my grandma and I was thankful to be with my larger family for a few quick days. We enjoyed sharing stories about Grandma, catching up with each others lives, and just having fun being together. It was definitely a time to rejoice!
|My Grandma's two children and their families|
|My cousins Zach and Meg and my sister Kelsey|