Friday, May 30, 2008
This week has definitely been a rollercoaster week full of emotions. Monday one of my really good friends Sara had her baby. We were able to go visit them at the hospital and their new little boy Jonas is adorable. It's amazing to see a new little life and contemplate how they just came from Heavenly Father. (I took this pic from Sara's blog of little Jonas, I hope that's ok Sara!)
On Wednesday we had family start arriving for my grandma's viewing. It was hard to see grandma that night as she didn't look too much like herself but my sister Jeralee made an interesting point. She told me she thought of it as grandma's shell....it's not really her as her spirit has left her body. I had never thought of it in that way before. Thursday morning more family came and 5 of us 6 kids were able to be here. It was nice to visit with my grandma's sisters and some cousins and family that I don't see often. The service was beautiful and I learned some wonderful things about my grandma that I didn't know. I didn't even think to take my camera so hopefully I will be able to get some pictures from one of my sisters to post.
Looking back on the week there have been things to make me smile and laugh as well as cry and mourn. I held a newborn baby which put a smile on my face. I cried and mourned as I said goodbye to my grandma. As for laughter - there was much as our family sat around and enjoyed each other's company. And to complete that laughter - Chandler & Maeli doing the oompa loompa dance to "Agustus Gloop" (from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory)