This week has been one of laughter and tears but the common denominator was Family. I was too busy to really make this trip and I return to a tremendous amount of mom duties and work but it will still be there when I return. I needed to be in Michigan this week with my Family. Tuesday was not an easy day for us however I will share that my Grandma's services were beautiful and just what we all needed.
I did make it through the words I needed to speak (never more did the word 'Breathe' come into play) and the priests words soothed us all. I will spare the details but was so proud to stand among my cousins and be part of this for my grandma. I know she loved that part.
We had the most fun and special lunch to follow eating Italian food and being together. The laughter in the room was contagious. As my cousin had pointed out we are a family that has never had a tiff and we stand behind each other always…to my cousins Ricky, Chucky, Mikey, Chrissy, Brother Timmy (and yes Tracy as we are known) I Love You. That was my favorite part of the day.
To my cousin Chuck as you move on in the next few days and months, our car ride will forever remain special to me. You will chip away those "concrete shoes". You will find that passion for things and you get to make the life you want and deserve! It takes awhile but it is there…I promise! You have an entire family pushing you along and a very strong little lady upstairs who will see to it. One step at a time. I love you.
Thanks to my friends/family who helped me out to clear the way to make this trip. I needed it. I appreciate the outpouring of love, comments and messages. (Quite honestly I was humbled). I debated what to share as I don't do "sad" well however everyone knows sometimes in life what it is like to lose someone. I was fortunate to have my grandma for 98 years so while it was expected it left that mark on my heart.
This is another reminder to not sweat the small stuff. I am anxious to return home, be with my kiddos and be Mom again. I know how busy the days ahead will be but I know how lucky I am.
(Up-dated from my iPhone)