Deepest SympathiesThis week I've been thinking about my Grandma a lot. My Step-Grandpa passed away right before Christmas just a few weeks ago. It was sudden and unexpected. I felt horrible when I heard the news. Ever since it happened, I've kept her in my thoughts as I've wondered how she is going to face each new day with such a big part of her life, and herself, now up in heaven.
At the beginning of this week I have to admit I was feeling a little down. You could call it a case of the post-holiday blahs. I was still feeling a little bummed that my holiday season was rather anti-climatic and hadn't exactly gone the way I had hoped it would, especially considering that TJ has been working non-stop. Then I had a phone conversation with my sister that helped turn my perspective around. She started talking about how lucky I am to have so many cool things to do right at my finger tips because I live in New York, and ended by saying, "You better get going! You have a lot of things still left to do!"
After we hung up, I starting thinking about my Grandma again, and for the second time realized how smart my sister is when she said, "You better get going! You have a lot of things still left to do!" I can't even imagine the sadness my Grandma is feeling, however I think what my sister said could apply to her as well. There is obviously a reason why she is still here, and why my mother-in law is still living, after both recently losing their husbands. There's a lot still left to do. I was humbled again this week as I was able to let go of my post-holiday blahs and remember that there are people who are in worse situations or have harder trials than I am experiencing. I have so much to be thankful for. Doesn't mean that I feel 100% better about how my holiday season went down, but I recognize now that I have it pretty good, all things considered.
I send my deepest sympathies again to my Grandma and hope she knows how much we love her! Jerry will be missed.