A few days ago a dear friend of our family passed away. We were saddened by his passing, and we immediately started planning on attending the funeral, which we found out later was today at 2:30pm. We made all the necessary arrangements and were all set for it.
Then, last night I got a message from my Mother that said that my "adopted grandmother" isn't expected to live much longer. Thankfully, because the Hubs and I had already made arrangements to be attending the funeral today he was home and able to watch the kids for me this morning. So I went down to the hospital and spent some time with my adopted grandmother. I told her stories about Firecracker and Sweet pea and she told me stories about me when I was little. It was a precious, precious time. Time that I will never regret. When I had to leave I balled like a baby. I knew that maybe the last time I ever get to hold her hand and hug her. (even while I'm writing this I'm crying =(.
I am going to miss her terribly. She is one of my greatest prayer warriors. She is one of those women that you can tell anything to and know that she will not judge you. She is full of godly wisdom and advice. This world will be a much harsher place with out her.
I left the hospital, and drove to the funeral. I hugged on friends that I haven't seen in far too long. I shed more tears for a family that is now left without a husband, father and grandfather.
I am home now and completely wiped out. I hope that it is a very, very, very long time before I have to do anything like this ever again.
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