Friday, October 19, 2012

Ice Cream for Lunch is what I Need

The last week has not been the most fun. You know how you’re looking forward to something so much and then within a few hours the whole experience changes.

Well, that’s what happened to us.

We left on the 10th for Vegas and then on the 11th Sean’s aunt passed.

Some smiles or laughs I had I would feel bad. Sean kept on reminding me that his aunt would want us to enjoy our vacation which I already knew but those moments still came when Sean’s mom would break down in tears and I’ll quickly follow. I’m one of those people that if I see someone cry, I begin to cry too.

I attempted to go to work yesterday which was the day of Sean’s aunt burial but then at 9:30am I realized that I should not be at work but with Sean and our family and quickly left. I’m glad I did that.

There was a poem from the funeral that really touched me that I would love to share:

“Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles, I’ve only gone to rest a little while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my heart and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am now, but as I used to be. Because I will remember you all and look on with a smile. Understand, in your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest a little while. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of you.”

I’m looking forward to the weekend and next week. I need my routine back.

I’m also looking forward to recapping Vegas next week and being my uplifting self. We all know it’s a lot more fun around these parts when I’m not sad.

I hope you all enjoy your weekends.

xoxo.

27 comments:

Georgina Castellucci said...

Faith, you and your husbands family and friends will be in my thoughts!

Schnelle A. said...

I understand, my husband lost his mother 2 weeks ago. Stay strong and encouraged and be patient. (I am talking to the both of us!)

MerelyMarie said...

It's okay to be sad sometimes. Take your time Faith.
You & your family are in my thoughts!

Danielle said...

Lots of continued prayers for your family! Getting back into a routine is hard but it's necessary to function. Xoxo!

Travel_The_World said...

That is a beautiful poem.

Have a good weekend and I pray you and your family have some peace and comfort as time goes on so that you can begin the healing process.

Katie said...

that is so hard to move onto other things and try to enjoy them when you feel so sad at the same time. will be thinking of your family.

Sunny said...

so sorry to hear about your aunt, thinking of your family!

Makaila said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carolyn said...

I'm still thinking about you and your family! Enjoy your weekend at home with your hubby! Have some extra cuddle time. :)

CeCe said...

Hang in there honey! It will get better. You totally deserve ice cream for lunch and dinner too if you want it.

Brittany said...

Still thinking of you and Sean's family, Faith! I'm so so sorry. Chin up pretty lady :)

Kirsten Wiemer said...

i know what you mean. its hard at times of grieving, but i love that quote, its perfect.
i hope you have the relaxing uplifting weekend you need so that you can start out the next new week strong and feeling joy.

K

Heather said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my grandmother on Oct. 9 and am just now getting back into my routine. That poem is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it.

YeamieWaffles said...

I love the poem Faith, it's wonderful and I'm so sorry to hear what happened to Sean's aunt but at least she was well loved by everybody and lived a full life. She sounds like an incredible lady who would have wanted nothing more than for you guys to enjoy your vacation so I'm glad you tried to keep that in mind. Great idea to not go to work as well, you really deserved spending time around your loved ones on such a difficult day.

Amber said...

That is a beautiful poem, you will definitely be in my prayers!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Take your time Faith..this is definitely a difficult time!! Have a great weekend!

Whitney@Keeping Up with the Cyperts said...

Losing a family member is definitely difficult. Take your time and be there with Sean, I'm sure he is really appreciative!

Nancy said...

Hugs to your whole family, sweet Faith

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! This must be such a difficult time for you and your family. :(
You are in my thoughts!

Anita said...

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Pegster said...

Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Deidre said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. I definitely cry when someone else cries! It's a bit contagious.

Anna @ IHOD said...

So sorry for your loss. That quote gave me chills. So hard to lose our loved ones.
Prayers your way~

lori said...

i am so sorry, faith. i completely understand, having dealt with greg's papa's passing recently... its just tough. i hope you guys were able to have a good weekend.

Jenna E said...

Aw, I am so sorry Faith! Thinking of you guys. That is a lovely poem xoxox

Kathy C. said...

Been praying for you and your family during this tough time. I can't imagine...

Kasey Lynne said...

That poem? So moving....it says all the right things and is SO true!

I hope you, Sean, and your family are doing a little bit better day by day!