Today’s post is going to be a little more raw, but that’s what I wanted to bring with these “Weekend Recap” posts. I’ve shared on my social sites, but my Grandpa had a massive heart attack that put him into a coma for several days. When all of the tests had come back with results that were not positive, we made the decision to “pull the plug”-it’s what he wanted too. Except, for two days after that his body kept fighting. It was the hardest thing to say goodbye, and then that goodbye process be prolonged. On Sunday he passed. Last week/weekend was an emotional rollercoaster between supporting my family, working, spending hours in the hospital, saying goodbye, and a very exciting and special wedding. My weekend was filled with sorrow, and joy.
My Grandpa meant a lot to me. He’s the only Grandpa that I ever called Grandpa, and really the only close Grandpa I had growing up. Between special trips to our families lake house, fishing, gigging frogs, swimming in the pond, oysters on New Years Eve, getting me my first job, begging me to go to college when I didn’t want too, donuts on Saturday, and tech visits almost on a daily basis. I can honestly say that I have been left with enjoyable and fond memories that I will cherish forever. It’s never easy saying goodbye, in any situation, but I know I will see him again. While my heart has been broke, I trust in my heavenly Father to bring comfort, peace, and healing.
Here are some things I’m loving:
It’s hard in the moment to see the “joy”, but I know one day our family will be able to regain our strength and our joy will come. If you are going through a tough situation, your joy will come. You may not see in in the forrest, but keep walking, trusting, and leaning on Christ and you will begin to see the light at the end.
Hearth and Hand created by Chip and Joanna Gaines is now available. One of the pieces I’m loving is this Under $35 berry wreath, and this house log holder! I can’t wait to add these items to my house decor. They are perfect for the Holiday season or year round!