Saturday, October 9, 2010

Family time

This has been one of the strangest weeks of my life. Both Brett's promotion and my Gigi's passing seem so surreal. My parents got into town on Wednesday and we have been enjoying each other's company so much. This is uncharted territory for all of us in regards to grieving. I had no expectations for this visit, wasn't really sure what it was going to look like. Thankfully, my parents and I share the same hope and faith and that's really what gets you through these tough times.

In honor of Gigi we are spending time together and making new memories. On Thursday we went to the Pumpkin Patch and on Friday we headed out to the beach. Luckily, none of us are the type to sit around and be sad. Yes, we all have our moments of sadness but overall, we try to live as Gigi would have wanted us to....with the joy of the Lord as our strength. My dad goes home on Monday and my mom gets to stay another week which will be nice.

Brett was blessed to have his new role as property manager start on Monday so that means he had a 4 day weekend with my parents. So amazing. We are going to church tomorrow morning as a family and I'm so excited. I know that as I worship in God's presence, my Gigi will be up in heaven singing along.

Thanks again for all your well wishes and prayers....they are really helping. My biggest concern has just been being there for my parents and taking care of them. Emersyn just loves her MiMi and Grandpa and it brings me so much joy to hear her laughing and playing with them while I am doing various things around the house.

I'll post more pics later but here's one of my favorites from yesterday. Have a great weekend everyone!


Ann McGrath said...

PRAISE GOD! What a lovely family... And that you all could be together at this difficult time is another of God's blessing. That Emmy is pretty darn cute!! Although we haven't ever met I watch your blog, I read your posts, and I learn new lessons... You are a faith filled, compassionate and grateful woman who is just as special as Gigi was and your mom is.. The apple didn't fall far from the tree! :-) I hope you are enjoying the time with your parents. They are wonderful people... GOD BLESS YOU PATTI.. and your family... And David and his wife too!!! I know that Gigi is with all of you and will help you through this difficult time.. She will be your angel that will help you in all your trials and make sure that you get what you wish for.
God Bless You.. Tell your mom and dad HELLO for me.. I already miss my "Jordan Family!"

Melissa said...

Aw, i love that picture! I'm glad you're having a great weekend with your family! HUGS!

sister sheri said...

So glad your parents came in... and that you had such a memorable family time.