I took a little break from blogging, mostly because I've been pretty busy since the end of Summer is quickly approaching. I've tried to get my classes all in order for school, and get in the mindset of not being with my little man every. day. of. the. week. Its a little sad. But its good his Daddy's job will allow him to be home the days I am in class. For that I am blessed. And it is enough for me to stop dreading about school and look at the positives. In my next life-I will attend a University right out of High School and get this ish over and done with before the man of my dreams and a baby pop in to surprise me.
So a recap of where I've been: We have seen lots of family near and far lately. My Grandpa's Memorial was a success. Easy, not a huge tear fest. It was more directed to the wonderful life he and my Grandma lived, and how we were all affected in the best way possible. I loved hearing about his days playing baseball, and his dreams of becoming a sports journalist, and then stepping in the Breadwinner role when his Father passed to provide for his family. My Grandpa was an honest, wise, goofy man who took pleasure in the simple things. As well as my Grandma. They were not simple people, but they led simple lives, and that is the key to happiness I think.
Bill Gumbiner. The man responsible for setting up my Grandma and Grandpa. He was my Grandpa's best friend for many, many years and also my Grandma's sister's Husband. The four of them were very, very close. It was touching to see him there, tearing up, watching him as his thoughts took him back to the memories that have lasted him this long. It is a reminder to me that life is happening now. These are the days when we are old and gray, that we will look back on. These are the days we will yearn for when our loved ones move on to Heaven. So make them special, and love as much as you can.
Oliver and Alexander
Nate and Mira (No they didn't just get engaged ;) )
Bobby and Candace
My little boy :)
Ah. Loves of my life.
Josh took this. I love it.
Oh Mira. Gorgeous woman.
The Gumbiners and Hungs. Gorgeous family.
My brother is a model guys.
Levi, Josh and Skylar
Overall, it was a beautiful day, full of smiles and laughter. It was nice to see those closest to my Grandparents there to show their support for the family and share stories with each other about how their lives were touched through them.
In the car ride home, my Husband who shows emotion rarely, was pretty effected by the Memorial. He expressed his love for Levi and I and promised to be the best husband and father he could. As I did the same, "Remember When" by Alan Jackson came on and we both just got flooded with emotion. We are blessed to have one another, to have a little boy together, and these are the days, the moments that we will always have in our hearts when we are old and gray.
I will update more about where I've been later!