Hello everyone! I think I'm ready to be back here. Thank you so much for all of your kind words and sympathy. It really meant so much to me. I've never had anyone close to me pass away before. I think it's one of those things that you just don't really know what it will be like until you experience it. So, I spent the week after the funeral just kind of taking it all in. I think it helped that l had such a long time to anticipate my grandpa's death and come to some sort of peace with it before it happened. I'm grateful for the good influence he was in my life and for the good things he did.
Then, I spent last week with the young women from church at Girl's Camp. I had't been camping in a long time (since the weekend before we found out we were pregnant with Peter), I'd never been to Girl's Camp as a leader and I never spent more than one night away from my boys, so I was a little nervous. I had fun though - I'm glad I went. I did miss my family a ton, but the girls were wonderful to us and each other. It was nice to get to know them better and to bring that happy spirit from camp home with me.
And now, the summer is before us - it's finally warm here and we have made our first plans to go to the pools with friends, we have a couple of road trips planned, the clothes are on the line for drying, the boys are enjoying lots of time outside, and I'm just hoping it doesn't end before I'm ready for it to end.