I wanted to post some pictures of last week, because despite the pain and sorrow and tears, there were some beautiful moments in it all. In the midst of losing a loved one, we drew closer to family and friends who are still here with us. I have some of the greatest friends in my life. My girl friends came over and cooked me dinner last Wednesday night, and we just sat around the dinner table talking for a good hour. It was good to spend time with them. Some of my girl friends who couldn’t be here with me sent flowers and kind words. It was also a good time spent with my family, and even my future family. Now that me and Katie are engaged, our future in-laws are counted as family. Katie’s in-laws came to dinner Thursday night after the service, and Greg was there by my side all week. My future in-laws sent flowers to the service and called me to give their sympathies. Then of course we had my aunts (my dad’s sisters) and uncle in town from North Carolina, whom we haven’t seen in many years. Things get complicated when parents divorce, and although they will always be family, we haven’t really seen them since my parents’ split. Family get-togethers kind of fall apart at that point. So it was great seeing them again. Luckily with 2 weddings coming up we should get to see them again soon.
So, like I said, in the midst of all the pain endured last week, I think these pictures will reflect some peaceful and joyful moments in it all.
|we’ll always be Graves girls|
|sorry Emily, it looked funny cropped. *Shoes optional*|