The truth is, it's been a really, really rough week for my husband and his family. A little over a week ago my husband got the kind of phone call you never want. His sister was calling to let him know their father had entered the hospital and wasn't doing well. And now this past week we traveled close the three hours to be there as they laid him to rest.
Honestly, I can't even really find the words to describe the past few weeks. They just wouldn't do it justice to what everyone else has been feeling.
Because we're both blessed to work for amazing companies who understand the value of family, we were able to take a few days of bereavement. This allowed us to start the healing process and bond a little more. When horrible things happen it puts a lot in perspective, kind of makes you re-realize what the super important things in your life are.
We spent the nice spring days we were blessed with doing lots and lots of family activities. We took the kids out, grabbed a few vegan cookies and enjoyed the sunshine. We went shopping for antique furniture to complete our living room and we picked out paint swatches. We watched movies until the wee hours of the morning and laughed with our friends.
So this week will no doubt feel like a heavy one, but we're going to keep on keeping on.
Do yourself a favor, though. Take an extra few days and hug your people a little closer, whether it's your kids, your spouse, a friend or your family. Don't wait for the bad times to create good times.
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