My husband's Grandma - well, our Grandma - passed away early yesterday morning.
My family is heading to New York to celebrate her life and join our loved ones in remembering how kind and sweet she was. We're gathering to rejoice in our shared love for her and in the knowledge that she loved us as all with her whole heart. It will be a beautiful occasion with laughter and tears and the imperfect, selfishly human sadness that comes from missing someone even though we know we shouldn't grieve for the joyful occasion of going to God...
But I will not be blogging or visiting others' blogs while I'm away.
I will, of course, miss you all - who make me giggle and smile - but I'll be back soon.
It's just that I'm busy with the trip... and busy reflecting. And praying. And thanking God that I was given the gift of having Nonni in my life. And trying to explain to little Jack what it means when someone dies.
But with all things that are difficult or painful, I embrace the sting and the ache because it proves that my love is there... The contrast of sadness keeps my happiness in focus. I am lucky that I feel the pain.
So we will go and celebrate. And I will be back soon. Thanks for understanding!
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