Thursday, April 9, 2009

Time off for unwanted reasons

Hello every one. I am just popping up a little post to let you all know what is going on in my life. This was pre-typed before I left and scheduled to be posted today. Right now I am in a little farm town in Missouri visiting with my family. Unfortunately this was not a vacation. I have headed back home to spend two weeks with my Grandparents and possibly the last few days of my Grandfather's life. He has not been well now for many many years and though he is a trooper and is stubborn enough to survive this long his emphysema had got the better of him. He is a strong, generous and kind soul and someone who was a major influence in my life. I will have a major part of my life missing when he is gone. I just have to remind myself he is in a better place and had a full and wonderful life. I am thanking you all in advance for your thoughts and prayers.

I should be returning home late on April 20th and I hope I will be up to getting back into the swing of things and start playing catch up within a day or so. I will be taking a bit of my scrapbooking stuff with me and I hope to get a few things done when I have some down time or when I just can't sleep. I am unsure of the schedule I will have once I arrive there and how much time I will have. I plan on taking beautiful nature walks with my mom and of course taking lots of photos. It will be time away from my babies for the most part... a first for me. Time to think and reflect. A time to be away from the city, daily routines and from the computer. A time to thank God for his gifts and his blessings to us and a time to mourn.

I will post when I return and update you all on my trip and what I learned, felt, experienced, saw, photographed and most of all ... pay tribute to a man who has influenced many, has served his country and has devoted his life to his family. May God bless you all in these next two weeks. May he bring peace to all of us who need it.



  1. Grace, you are and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time!!!! YOu are doing what is best spending time reflecting and surrounded by those that you love!!!! I will be thinking and praying for all of you!!!!! So very sad.....but remember the influence that this wonderful man has had on your life and all the times spent with him!!!! Much love to you sweet friend!!!!

  2. Grace, I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Sending you many hugs and prayers!

  3. You will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers Grace. Having lost my grandmother this past summer, I can fully understand how hard this must be. I'm so glad you are able to take this time to be with your family and to focus on celebrating the life of someone so special. Much love, Lisa

  4. I'll be praying for you and your family! Take care!

  5. Grace my heart pours out to you. You are missed. i hope you can find comfort in scrapping those postive memories


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