Thursday, July 7, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Jenna and Grandma at Christmas
My little blog has been very quiet for a while. It's been a summer full of fun activity with Jenna. And then just a few weeks ago, after a very complicated surgery, my mother-in-law passed away.

We are all so very sad and a little lost without her. Jenna in particular has lots of questions. Some are easy and some are a bit more difficult. We are spending a lot of time sharing wonderful memories we've made together through the years and are so grateful Grandma had moved closer to us before Jenna was born. They were so close and Jenna enjoys hearing stories about her Grandma, especially at night before she goes to bed.

Grandma reading to Jenna
We are so grateful for the kind words and gestures of friends and family during this time. So many have sent food, cards, phone calls, helped with Jenna and shared such great stories.
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So even in great sadness, there has been laughter and joy and celebration for a strong woman, caring mother, doting grandmother, and incredible friend who will be missed more than I can say.

More than anything, I know how important it is to spend time with those you love. Now. So we are heading to Tennessee to spend time with my sister and sweet niece Sophie...
Sophie and Jenna
...Jenna's Papa...
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...and her GiGi...
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...and if I'm lucky, I will get to celebrate my brother's engagement to a wonderful young woman I'm looking forward to getting to know a little better.

Hope you all are doing well and enjoying time spent with those you love!

2 comments:

randi said...

so sorry for your loss. she sounds like a wonderful woman who touched many people with her life.

Sharon said...

With families so spread out these days it's wonderful you were able to have her nearby. Jenna will always have those memories.

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