Sunday, December 6, 2009
we are alive
i'm sure most of you have been wondering where we have been for the past week or so. we were sick with the flu several days before thanksgiving which was no fun at all. then we went to spend thanksgiving in the mountains with brian's parents. we did a little midnight shopping and ate lots of yummy thanksgiving. the friday after thanksgiving we got a phone call that brian's grandfather (who lives in nashville) had taken a turn for the worse. he had been in and out of the hospital for the past several months with pneumonia. we got back to town friday night with brian's parents. brian's brother and his wife also drove in to town from atlanta. brian's grandfather passed away peacefully in his sleep the saturday morning after thanksgiving. it's been extremely sad to think of all the things papa (that's what we all called him) will miss but he was a believer and we know we will all see him again soon. it was also a miracle that all of brian's cousin's and their children were all in town. the entire family was there to say goodbye and it was incredible to lean on each other. papa was so proud of his family. all his grandchildren our believers and making a difference every day in the world we live in. it's just awesome to be a part of this wonderful family. we want to thank everyone who has been praying for our family during all of this and we are at peace knowing papa is with his beautiful bride feasting with our Heavenly Father.