What a week it has been! it is hard to believe it is Thursday already.
It has only been two weeks since Mark lost his amazing Granddad. And although it has been a long 14 days I am grateful for so much! In the midst of sadness I am thankful for eternity. I am so thankful that my children have amazing Great-Grandparents who teach us to love greatly, give willingly, and to serve others first. I can say with great confidence that my kids have fantastic role models for how to live their life.
Though that week was hard I met so many wonderful people on Mark’s side of the family. From his grandparents siblings to his aunts and uncles and cousins. I am thankful for the design of family and how we each play a great role in each others lives, despite distance and level of relationship.
There is an interesting bond that happens when you grieve together. In the moments of despair and sadness great relationships are formed and memories made.
I am thankful for all the wonderful times we have spent with our grandparents. I am thankful that they have been there for the important times in our lives like our wedding, the birth of our children, Mark’s ordination, and so much more. These times are now memories that will never be forgotten.
It took many people during that week helping with the kids to allow us to be there with family. What a wonderful group of friends.
I am so thankful for the healthy stage of our life. With all the sicknesses, cancers, and diseases surrounding us, I am grateful for our time of health!