Thursday, February 8, 2007

Totally, utterly drained....

both physically and mentally! It has been a LONG few days. Viewings for Jarrett's grandma on Monday & Tuesday, funeral yesterday...with LOTS of family functions in the meantime. They wanted us to all be together as much as possible and there was a ton of food sent to them, so we have all been together almost non-stop since Sunday. Makes for a VERY long 4 days!! My parents watched the kids for 2 of the 3 viewings and also for the funeral yesterday, which helped so much. The kids just can't stay still and quiet for that long and they had a blast with my parents playing.

We explained to Christian that Gramma was up in heaven with Grandpap and he seemed to take it well. He's still young, so it still doesn't really sink in. We asked him if he wanted to put something in the casket for Gramma to take to heaven with him and he put 2 of his little monster trucks in there. "One for Gramma and one for Grandpap so they can play together in heaven." Yep...direct quote there. Tell me THAT isn't heart-wrenching! :) It was a very proud mommy moment and it made us all feel better for at least a minute. He placed them in Gramma's "bed" at the funeral home and we also put in a little resin duck figurine from Ava. We took them up to see her and Christian blew her a kiss and told her he loved her. Then, it was Ava's turn to say good-bye....ready for this??!?! She looks at Gramma in the casket, blows her a kiss, starts waving and says "Bye-Bye! See ya!". OMG!!! Jarrett & I almost fell over!! LOL... It's her new thing to say to people as we're leaving them and I guess she felt it was appropriate for Gramma too! Again...the sweet innocence that just makes your heart beat a little faster. I know that Gramma was up in heaven looking down at the 2 of them and laughing. :) Definitely made the day a little easier!

So...back to "normal" now. Christian had preschool today, Jarrett had work today...ugh...back to the grind. I am SO far behind in my CT stuff and haven't designed anything new since all of this started. I think I finally settled on a logo though....I'm going to play with it a little tonight and I'll share it tomorrow along with my last 2 Amazing Race LOs.

Again, thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. It seriously means more than you know. {{HUGS}} I am truly blessed to have all of you in my life. Have a wonderful day and I'll talk to you tomorrow! {{more HUGS}}

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, you sure have me crying!! We've been thinking about all of you a lot. Give me a call when ever things settle down. We love all of you! Missy and Family

Jennifer (Jennilyn) said...

((hugs)) to you girlie! What Christian did is really sweet. :)

Can't wait to see your new logo! I know how hard it is to create a good one.

Melissa Ives said...

Oh...I'm in tears! {{{HUGS}}}

~*~Kirsty~*~ said...

LOL The things kids say! I am glad they were able to give you a little smile in your weekend! Hugs!

Can't wait to see the new logo!! :)

Kat said...

Aw Melanie, both your kiddos comments brought tears to my eyes, what sweeties!

Anna said...

Ahhh Melanie, I'm so sorry for all that you have been through this week. It's funny how kids just seem to "know" what we think they won't.......{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}

joelsgirl Kellie said...

Melanie, I am so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

awww- kids say/do the sweetest things sometimes- it really helps us get through the rough times I think.

I bet you're just really worn out. Be sure to get plenty of rest girl!

Luv ya and God bless!
Laurie G