Part of the reason I've been absent from my blog was to travel home and be with my family to celebrate the marriage of my little sister, Molly, and now brother-in-law Greg. I spent much of the past week in Nebraska getting ready for the big event, which went magically (more details soon)! I'm so excited for the happy couple to begin the next step in their journey.
Sadly, part of my time was spent saying goodbye to my sweet Grandma Schlattmann who was placed into hospice the prior weekend. I was lucky enough to make it back to Nebraska in time to see her one last time. Although she wasn't awake or alert through much of time we were there, there was a brief moment, when my sister Missy and I told her we loved her, that we saw a flicker of life in her eyes and she tried to say those same words back to us. Just knowing we had that brief moment of connection with her made me and my sister more at peace.
Grandma passed away on Sunday while Nate and I were travelling home. I have so many thoughts, memories and words running through my head that I can't quite capture to share. Instead, I will share them in a form I was able to capture - a layout I was inspired to create about my dear Grandma. This is scrap-therapy in it's purest form.
ALWAYS & FOREVER | The journaling I wrote reads:
Sweet Grandma Schlattmann, yesterday you left this world for a better place. A place where you can walk, talk, sing & dance. A place where you can sew, crochet, drink hot tea, tend to your garden & most importantly, be with Papa once again. Although we miss you greatly here on earth, there is comfort in knowing we will see you again some day. Thank you for all you did for us, all you taught us & all the fond memories you have left us with. I love you Grandma! 11.14.2011
For family and friends who might want to peek at another page I made about Grandma Schlattmann over the summer, you can click here to see that layout and the sentiments I wrote then.
I know I had promised new projects this week, but I think you can all understand why I can't deliver. I hope to finally be back to a normal blogging schedule after Thanksgiving and get all caught up in the happenings in your worlds as well.