it comes at you sometimes from a million different directions....
pulling you in like an undertow, while you hold your breath while trying to swim to the surface... & then sometimes, if you are unlucky enough, something pulls you back under before you ever get to the top.
last week, about oh.. an hour after i posted that last blog.. we got a phone call from my husband's mother in georgia letting us know his grandfather had passed away.
it's been a long time coming. he's been on dialysis for about 8 years. life has been hard & long for him the last decade, i imagine.
the pain for my husband & his family though, was not any less given his suffering. i suppose we are all selfish creatures.. we want the people we love around forever. i know i do. i'm just grateful (as i know his family is as well) that his suffering is over.
|hanging out in the hotel room|
|hubs first tattoo... matching tattoo's for pa's 3 sons|
he played the guitar, and according to several people, had a wonderful singing voice. i never heard him sing. a lifetime ago, he had his own radio show. he served in the military, and was extremely proud of the time he served our country. he was a fisherman. hearing my husband tell stories of his grandfather fishing never ceases to make me smile, and that smile spread to every face present at his funeral, when they recounted that he couldn't go fishing without managing to slip and fall in. every. single. time. the memory made everyone laugh.
|pa's hook will forever go in the water first|
|sacked out at DQ|
ps. i left my camera at home thinking that i just couldn't imagine why i would need it... but i tried to capture some moments i wanted to remember with the 'tubo' app on my cellphone... reminders that life does go on.. and that life is in the simple things that at the end mean everything..
and not that i needed the reminder to know what's best... but i'm going to make a concerted effort to only be on the computer while the dude is at school (he started yesterday) or while the babe is napping, or at night. so if the posting is random, that's why :)