Tuesday, June 16, 2015

raindrops and lifes ups and downs

    I slept til 6:00 this morning!  now Ive lost an hour.  lol!  I couldnt get up because I was freezing..   I had gone to bed with out blankets and with only a sheet and a fan blowing on me..  I was so cold when I woke up.. I got back under my blankets and fell back to sleep.   I never do that!   and... its raining again...  I need to make friends with the rain or become a duck... otherwise Im going to be miserable...  because its looking like its going to be a wet summer.  
Interestingly enough  the weather worked in lifes favor this weekend.  Life has been... well..  life I guess.  We put two young family members to rest.  On june 2nd, our 16 year old great nephew Trenton, was stabbed to death by another 16 year old.  we didnt really know Trenton, we had met him several times over the years but we know his family and his momma..  And we love them and our hearts break for them.  His calling hours and funeral were friday night and Saturday.  We went in the pouring rain to his calling hours. but not to his funeral because we had a wedding on saturday.    

On Sunday we went to calling hours for my cousins son Marcus, 24 years old, who was killed in a car accident last week.  heart breaking losses..  and more pouring rain!  Yesterday was his funeral.  I went to spend time with my cousins and family afterwords.. and thankfully the rain had stopped and things had dried up.. because there were a lot of people and we would not have all fit in the house!   I didnt know Marcus well either.. but I sure do love his mothers  (he actually has two of them..   Long story..)  I love my family.  even if they are all a little crazy!  Some things we cant put in writing!  (wink wink) Hey.. and they are not the only crazy ones..  I definitely have fallen off the same branch! lol!

so along with the sadness and the RAIN...  sandwhiched in between, was a gorgeous, sunny DRY day for a beautiful wedding on saturday!   the bride and groom were beautiful and everything was perfect for them.. and for me, because a whole bunch of my girlfriends were there and we danced and danced  and danced and had a great time, while my hubby stood patiently by... waiting and waiting to go home! LOL!

There was another rainy day..  June 8th which was baby jacobs birthday.  He would have been 3 this year.   Grammie took Torry and Violet to let balloons go in the cemetary for him between the rain drops!  Torry and I have done this for the last three years and he sort of understands what we're doing and gladly sends the balloons off one at a time while wishing jacob a happy birthday each time.. but Violet was like.. "really?  why we letting go of those perfectly good balloons?"  I told Torry about another cousin we lost, Nathaniel so he asked Jacob to share his balloons with him.   such a sweet sweet boy.  (in between the total craziness!) 
and speaking of my Torry pie.. 
he called me sunday morning and asked if he could come over  and sooooo...once again,  in between the rain drops, we planted his dinosaur garden and then went to the lake.  We needed to get some rocks for the dinosaur garden of course!  so just as we got in the car to go, it started to sprinkle, but he was ok with that..  we spent half an hour collecting lake stones and throwing giant rocks into the lake, while it sprinkled on us!
and then we danced! in the rain.. at the lake!
Ive taught all of my grandpies to dance in the rain... with the exception of Scarlett who is too little yet.  I did take Lilly out in the rain to dance one time this spring.. but I dont think she got the concept yet.. she will though.   one day!
Spent time with MArla yesterday and forgot to take my camera with me, but we stopped about bought a fairy, a little lamb and a pinwheel for her fairy garden at her house.  and I gave her the rocks that Torry had collected for her.  she told me that were precious precious rocks because they were from Torry.  
God... thank you for these precious grandpies.. I just love them soooo much!
And with that...  I now have 15 minutes to get dressed, feed the bird put on some makeup and pack a lunch!
oh yer mark.. get set.. go!
OH.. and it is pouring out!
happy Tuesday!


Susan Clayton said...

What a bittersweet weekend. Love and loss and dancing in the rain. Angels to you my friend.

Margaret said...

Wow! Susan Clayton above me in the comments said it right. Bittersweet. I'm sorry for your loss, my friend. I love to hear you laughing with your pies and your crafts and your beach, etc. so sad to hear you down. Try to focus on the sunshine in your life. Love you! Maggie

Cindy said...

I am so sorry for you and your family's losses. Life can be so hard, and then we have babies and weddings and the Beach! Take care !

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

There's always a bit of glad mixed in with the sad!
Thanks for the comment on my latest blog post- the only one!

Lori said...

Your post is all about life - it is difficult and wonderful. Take good care of yourself!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Thinking of you. Life can be very hard and very unfair sometimes. I'm glad you can find happiness and joy with your grands. I hope you are taking good care of yourself. Hugs!

Stephanie said...

Real life stuff. It makes us who we are, doesn't it? Love you, my friend.

Libby Buttons said...

So sorry for your family's losses Viv. Tragic. Life is such a rollercoaster.

Susie said...

Viv, So sorry for all the sadness in your life. Too many young people dying. I am sure the beautiful wedding was a promise of happiness. Hugs to you. Blessings, xoxo,Susie


I remember praying for Jacob...already 3 years..sending you a HUG!

Patti said...

I'm sorry Viv. Life can be hard. My heart goes out to the boys families, too. I'm glad you have such a good relationship with your little pies. You will make a huge difference.

Theresa said...

Oh how sad, tragic and heart-breaking:( I am so sorry for all of the loss and still some happiness to help everyone thru these times! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS you way this morning! Stay dry!

HollyC said...

Oh Vivian, so sorry for your losses. Losing a loved one is so hard and sad, especially for someone so young. What a special way to remember baby Jacob. Your grandbabies are so sweet and Torry is one cute little pie! Love it that y'all have been working on his dinosaur garden, so precious. We have a dinosaur fountain-I must share that soon.
Sending prayers your way,