December 5, 2011

Many thanks...

Thank you to all my lovely readers and friends who sent me notes or posted on my blog. That meant so much to us …especially Chris. It was a beautiful funeral and I'm sure Nana was enjoying the luncheon celebration following her church mass. Emma was even brave enough to do one of the scripture readings during the service. The tears were certainly flowing today.

Josie has shared statements regarding her grandmother's death that I need to record, before I forget them.

"Nana is like Santa Claus now. She's watching everything we do, so we had better be good all the time."

"Angels are really small because there are so many of them in heaven."

"Nana has already made lots of new friends in heaven and she is going to teach them how to play UNO."

It's been really touching watching the girls process their grandmother's death. I know this holiday season is going to be especially difficult and I want to try and start getting back into some normal Christmas routines/traditions again. Thank you again for all your support and well wishes.

Because I'm soooooooo ready to be in the Christmas spirit, check back this Saturday when I've had a chance to organize a few of my favorite Christmas crafts and vintage goodies. I'm planning on a Christmas give-away.

Update...
It snowed last night. I think Chris's mom knew we needed a little Christmas cheer.


XOXO

15 comments:

Cheryl G. said...

I was so happy to see your post.
What sweet words from Josie!
Hugs to all!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I am glad you had the opportunity to both mourn Chris' mum's passing and celebrate her life. I have been thinking about your family all week. Hugs to you all.

Heather said...

I was just thinking of you and your family. Thanks for letting us know you are doing. Sending hugs your way...

Courtney said...

I have been thinking about you guys. Emma was so sweet and brave to do that, I don't know if I could. Sweet comments by Josie, little process things in their own way.

Jodee said...

Your girls are the sweetest. It sounds like you had such a nice celebration of life for Nana.

Sending hugs and prayers your way.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us know how you all are doing. I've been thinking fondly of all of you.
Sherry

Jodi said...

I am so sorry Kim, I missed your last post. Please know that we are praying for y'all! Hugs to your entire family!

Karin said...

I have been praying for your family. Your girls are so brave and sweet. Sending big hugs your way...

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your lose. I lost my Mom in Feb. Looking forward to your crafting.

Renate

Blessed Mom of Four AND More said...

Oh, Kim, I'm just catching up on blog following with my crazy life of late. I am sorry about the loss of Chris's mom, but praise the LORD for the peace He is sending you.
Blessings from a snow-less south Georgia.
Robbie

Queenie said...

Your tree is beautiful Kim and so are those girls of yours, so sweet that you are writting down their thoughts....I know they miss their Nana too. I'm praying that God's peace and love showers you and your sweet family today and always. I'll be thinking about you all.
Big hugs,
Queenie

Donna said...

I've been thinking of you and your family, Kim. I love what Josie said about her Grandma. Sending you a big hug, take care!

DearHelenHartman said...

I am so sorry to have missed your blog this week - Josie's comments are so sweet and the gift of snow is so special.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
Glad to hear from you and I do understand how difficult this holiday will be but you are so right in that the girls will need to go back to some sense of normalcy in their lives. And I am sure that your MIL would have wanted the girls and the rest of your family to have a wonderful Christmas.

Hugs,
Debbie

vivian said...

I had missed this post. I love the comments Josie is making. I bet that eases a lot of the pain for Chris and you. You have a precious family.
xoxo
vivian