Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tall Timbers Trip- Labor Day 2009

I am experiencing so many emotions right now as my grandmother is on her death bed. Hospice gives her a few days. It all happened so suddenly. One day they found a lump on her breast and the next thing we knew, she was diagnosed with breast and then lung cancer. It has been a whirlwind... I do thank the Lord for prompting me to make the trip to Tall Timbers for Labor Day. I know it was His prompting since it gave me one last time to spend time with my grandmother and the chance for her to meet Vance for the first time. 3 of her 4 grandkids were together for the first time since my grandfather's funeral back in 2005. I wish I had made this trip every year. I wish I had done several things differently. I am learning the hard way.

This is my Facebook status for tonight:

Hard lessons learned: Pick up the phone and call your loved ones when they come to mind even if you only talk for a few minutes. Plan trips to visit them even if it means long car trips with little children. Life is fragile and things can change so quickly. You never know when your time with them will come to an end. It will most definitely be sooner than you wish.

I am going to end with some pictures from our trip. This trip was from Sept. 4-8. My grandmother had not yet been diagnosed with breast cancer, but she was not feeling well. You wouldn't know it from her smile. She was so happy to have us all together! I will miss her like crazy! I already do!

Grandmommy and the grandkids -Huge smile on all of our faces

Samuel enjoying the hammock

Samuel fishing with Daddy

Samuel caught his first fish- reeled it in before Jeremy knew it

Samuel and his first catch

Cousins playing together

Samuel (3) and Caiden (6)

Vance playing in the rocks

Jeremy was obsessed with fishing

Vance smiling

Vance and Ma enjoying some time together

Vance and Da

My brother John, his wife Nani, and baby Ertter due in February 2010

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