Friday, June 4, 2010

Life is Fleeting

We knew it was coming.

We have known for quite a while.

But somehow, no one is ever ready when it arrives.

Yesterday we got word that Grandpa Luscious passed away.


This weekend will be full of memories and family.

I always find it a little funny/sad that people are so distant until there is a funeral where they catch up.  I guess it is something to do with the realization that life is fragile.  I will be meeting some of Jeffrey's cousins this weekend.  I think I have only ever met a handful of them.

There really is nothing quite so humbling as a death to remind us of the fragility of life.

And so the cherishing of life is going to be intensified today.

Finger painting, cookie baking, and story reading are on the menu for today.  For dinner there will be pizza and watermelon, salad and sparkling lemonade. Bedtime will be full of stories and hugs, and then Jeffrey and I will have a long cuddle in front of a movie.

As of yesterday, I have two new mottos:  Joy in the Journey and Slow Down.  More on those tomorrow.

13 comments:

Sue said...

So sorry to hear about Grandpa, but you're right. A death in the family reminds us of our ties and the love we have for one another.

I will keep you and the family in my prayers.

=)

Jingle said...

wow,
how beautiful it is...
lovely writing!

Laura said...

So sorry for your loss!
It's so true, people forget how fragile life is.

Chantel said...

I'm so sorry. Please let me know if there's anything you need! Oh and I love the new background!!!

FabuLeslie said...

Glad you can be around family at this time. I hope your fond memories comfort you all.

Malinda said...

You'll be in my prayers! Though it is funny that funerals are usually when everyone catches up on what's going on with everyone else!

Amy Caroline said...

Amy
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. We have experienced many in the last few years and there are no easy words to help heal. We know they are in a better place, but we still miss them terribly.
Take care

Kaibee said...

I am really sorry to hear about your loss. You are right, you know, deaths they just have that dimension to them which changes how things were. It brings people closer. It makes them aware of the void that would remain unfilled from now on and eventually they learn to live with it.

A death makes us realize how short this life actually is and how much every moment counts! :)

Cheers!

ConfessionsofaPTOMom said...

Psalms 30:5
Joy cometh in the morning.
Best to you and in sympathy for your loss.

Veronica said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I like your new mottos. I think I need to take a page out of your book. *hugs*

Familia Morales said...

Good mottos.

Em said...

:-(

Emmy said...

Sorry for your loss