Thursday, April 4, 2013

Grandma's burial in Safford

Life has been so busy lately, I haven't made any time for blogging. I am going to be playing catch up for the next couple of weeks so that I don't get too behind. 
My grandma Weathersby was buried next to my sweet Grandpa up in Safford, AZ. The 3.5 hour drive was definitely an "eventful one." Hudson threw up his entire breakfast (luckily it was just green drink, so it wasn't too toxic smelling.) We didn't understand why the poor kid was crying and whining the first 40 minutes of our drive. Then he projectile vomited and we felt like the worst parents. We caravanned with my family, so we all pulled over at a rest stop to clean him and the car seat up. 

 Luckily, I had PJ's packed for later. He sported his lovely PJ's for the rest of the day.
We thought everything was smooth sailing after the throwing up episode-- wrong. My parents car broke down and they idled to a stop on the side of the road. So again, our whole family pulled over and we split them up into three different cars to get to the cemetery. Luckily, Grandma was in the caravan so the burial wasn't going to start without her. I know it seems totally inappropriate, but we all had to laugh and say "Grandma just wanted to delay her burial for another hour. The party wasn't going to start without her!" She never wanted to be left out of any fun. :) 

 My dad is such a handsome cowboy. I am amazed at his strength and his solid testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He is such a kind, caring, loving man. Sometimes, I forget that he was once a little child who needed his parents like I need him and my sweet mother. I was sad to look into his blue, tear filled eyes as he said his last goodbyes to his mother. What a comfort it is to know that this is not the end. I know that we will see her again. Knowing that families are eternal gives me so much peace and hope. 

 My dad and all of his siblings in the above picture. The grandkids (not all of them) in the picture below.
 This picture of Paisley is so sweet. She is the cutest baby girl ever!

 The circle of life is really an amazing thing. Right now is such a fun time in my life to be in my child bearing years. Bringing sweet children into this world is a calling that I know I was born to do. When I held my boys in my arms for the very first time, it confirmed my faith that God lives and loves me. As my grandmother left this world, I was sad to see her go, but at the same time I had that same overwhelming feeling that God lives and knew in my heart that I will see her again. I will try my hardest to be the best wife, mother and person I can be. I will kiss my children every day. I will let go of grudges and hurt feelings. I will find ways to serve and help others in need. Life is too short and I want to live my life to its fullest.
May my sweet Grandma Weathersby rest in peace. She truly lived a full life and I am so glad that she is finally reunited with her sweetheart. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! Hudson still is adorable even when he doesn't feel any good. What a special time for your family. It seems like your grandma was an amazing person. How sweet to know that she is watching over you and your boys!