Hey friends, it's been a tough week.
Things have been really real.
Like, realer than real ~ joy and sorrow all wrapped up into what is simply life.
Long story short...we celebrated my second girlie's graduation (yay!!!) on the 13th...but literally two hours before guests arrived...
we got a call that my mother-in-law was found dead...she had passed in her sleep.
What do you say, do, THINK...
in a situation like that?
Please help me Jesus.
I called my prayer warrior friends...wiped my eyes... and we
still welcomed people to our home.
With our hearts breaking we celebrated...
...because Grammie would have wanted it...
because her death and absence was not going to get any easier from this day on...
and because God gave us the grace to do this...this day.
The day my husband lost his mother...
my girlies lost their grandmother...
and I lost my friend.
Plus, if you knew my mother-in-law...you knew she would have been MAAAAD if we didn't move forward with this gathering to celebrate my Shelby.
Here's a shot of what we prepared before guests arrived (literally last decoration hung before that heart wrenching phone call)...
God wasn't surprised by the timing, I just know it.
Hours earlier, and we would have scratched the whole thing, obviously.
However, people that love us were coming here to celebrate...and what would my daughter have to remember that day?
Guests arrived...hugged us and loved on us and we all tried our best to process the shock.
It really was a beautiful day...despite it being such a shockingly sad day too.
It's amazing how God helps us with that.
Oh yah...you came to see my card...
(stamps:Verve Borderline/Coffee Helps dies:Verve Mini Bookplate)
It's simple, but straight, and straight is an accomplishment for me!
Hope I didn't bum you out...that wasn't my intention.
I'm all over the place with emotions this week~I hope you understand.
Please bear with me friends.