I am so excited that school is out, and I have all my kids home for the summer. Summer is my most favorite time of the year. We get to stay up late, and sleep in. We get to go on vacation, and just be together all the time.
My sister Cassie and her kids, and her st. benard Bella have been staying with us since June 1st. They are staying with us until they close on their new house on June 12th. We will be very sad to see them go, and especially Bella. It's been really nice haveing a dog in the house.
We are very excited that vacation starts in 2 days. We are going to Brookside Cottages in Grawn Michigan for a week of fishing and fun with Chris' family. It's so nice to rent the entire resort out and have family all around. It's nice to not have to worry about the weirdo's in cabin whatever, because its all Aunts, Uncles, Cousin's and Grandparents. It just makes vacation so much more relaxing. Vacation will be bittersweet this year, as this will be our first vacation without Grandma Dorothy, but I know she would want us all to have a great time. She never wanted us to worry about her, and she is enjoying heaven with her husband, brothers, and all her family and friends who went before her. She would want us to be very happy for her, and to enjoy ourselves, but it is so much easier to say than to do.
I am so blessed that I was able to help her in her last few days. I know how much she loved each and every one of us, and I know she knew hos much we loved her. I was honored to be able to hold her hand, and comfort her in her last moments. I could see the love and appreciation in her eyes, and its amazing how much those eyes spoke to you, when she just couldnt get the words out. But she would let you know with a shake of her head, a quick smile, and a squeeze of her hand. She was so brave and so strong in her last few days, and she didnt want us to worry about her at all. We would ask how her pain was and she would reply "I'm fine" even though we could see her wince in pain. She was the most amazing, loving, caring, brave women I have ever met. I am so blessed to have been her Grand-daughter in law.
Ok, enough of that....
I gotta go pack for vacation.
LOVE TO YOU ALL !!!!