Tuesday, March 23, 2010

an EVENTFUL weekend

Do you ever have those days where everything in life hits you all at once? The good, and the bad...Both mentally and physically draining. Well this past weekend was just that.

On Thursday night, we found out that my Grandma was put into hospice and was not expected to make it past the weekend. So, of course we rushed over to the hospital to be with her, my Grandpa and the rest of my family. We spent a few hours there, then headed back home since I had to be to work early the next morning. Friday night was spent once again at the hospital. It was so great to see many of my aunts, uncles, and cousins there to support my Grandma and Grandpa, and spend time with one another. My uncle was able to give my Grandma a blessing, with the help of my uncles, cousins, Dad and Zach. It was incredible to feel the peaceful spirit that came over all of us from this amazing blessing. We talked for hours of the memories we have gained in our own lives while spending time with my adorable Grandma. We finally called it a night around 3:30 am, and headed home from the hospital to get in a few hours of sleep. My Grandma, Patricia Rose Service passed away around 7:00 that morning. She was an amazing woman, who dearly loved her family with all of her heart. Her family was her life, and I definitely look up to her for that. She and my Grandpa were more in love than anyone else I know. They are a true example to Zach and I in our marriage, and we strive to be like them on that level. My Grandma will most definitely be missed, but we know that she is in a happier place now...


For some reason I could not really sleep that night, and woke up after about 5 hours of sleep to a text message from my dad. It said that our niece Lucy was admitted to Primary Children's Hospital early that morning with an unknown respiratory infection. She is only 1, so obviously we were very worried. Zach and I were able to go up to the hospital to spend some time with her, and give her mom, Elsha, a little break. It was heartbreaking to see her hooked up to oxygen, and to hear how much she hated having her lungs suctioned...Which I definitely don't blame her, not fun! It was obvious that she was miserable, and not herself. But, she LOVES her uncle Zach, so seeing him definitely put a smile on her face. She spent the night there, but was able to breathe a lot better on her own the next afternoon, so she was sent home. We are both SO happy that she is ok, and doing much better!! Now she can get back to her cute little self...




4 comments:

LindsayAndrew said...

Oh my goodness! What a hard week. Losing grandparents is so hard. And your poor little niece, I bet that was heartbreaking. When they are so little, and don't fully understand what is happening is too sad! I hope you guys are doing alright! That is a lot to handle in a short amount of time!

Heather said...

i'm so sorry about your grandma...
glad that lucy is o.k. though.

love you guys.
xoxo

nersey said...

What a challanging weekend. I am so sorry for your loss and am happy Lucy is feeling better!

♥ sarahbeth. said...

girl i totally know what you're going through! i lost my grandfather last year and it's so hard. praying for you and your family! your little niece is so cute and i'm glad she's doing better! cute blog! xoxo