Happy and Sad all in a Day

Saturday was a sewing day for me…Sunday was a gone day.

All week long we had been watching the weather with the hope that the weather would cooperate.  Sunday was our granddaughter Lucy’s first birthday and they had a party planned.

Saturday started..I had wanted to run to town but it started sleeting.  We decided to stay home.  From there we watched the weather both in our area and two hours south of us where Buck and his family live.  We didn’t decide for sure that we were leaving until Sunday morning after Hubby came back from chores and a second last minute check.

I’m so glad we were able to go… Our girls all made it (Craig and Spencer too).  Kelli is on the couch reading to Scotty.  Kayla is on the couch with them and Kalissa is on the floor with Carver.


We came early as we had to leave early.  They didn’t know if Lucy would be awake earlier as she typically naps over the noon hour.

Hubby photobombed me and Lucy but it’s okay….see??
She was super happy the whole time we were there.  She was happy when anyone held her.  I thought with all of us there and Lora’s family it might be a little overwhelming but it was good.


Before things really got going, Hubby and I had to leave.  Kelli road with us so she came with us.

My nephew and his wife lost their little boy and we were off to go to the funeral.


They had found out a few months into the pregnancy that Samuel would not live long if at all even if he did survive birth.  As he was growing in vitro his  skull and central nervous system did not form correctly.

They were given the option to abort or go on with the pregnancy knowing what they now knew.  They opted to go with the pregnancy.

Samuel was born six weeks early and died during birth.  In that short time he lived long enough to make an impact on a lot of people.

As a parent myself, I can’t imagine how hard that would be.  My nephew and his wife were very open with everyone about the circumstances.  I think that helped them and their family process Samuel’s short life.  They have a strong faith that they will see him again someday.  I think that’s the rock that will get them through it all.

Samuel is my niece Jody’s nephew so I was able to see Jody.  She is my niece that I told you about that has breast cancer that has moved to her liver.  She starts chemo on Thursday.  (Jody’s blog is here)  It was so good to see her.  All along through both of our latest health scares it’s only been texting.  In person is so much better.

What a month my sister’s family has had!

So that was our Sunday…a mix of emotions.  First celebrating our granddaughter’s birthday and then mourning the loss of a great nephew.

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6 thoughts on “Happy and Sad all in a Day

  1. Susan the Farm Quilter

    I am so glad you were able to make the happy and the sad and the weather didn’t interfere. Praying for your sister and her family.

  2. Pat

    Please pass on to your sister’s family that the book “Heaven is for Real” (also now a DVD) is such a reminder that we will indeed see these babies in Heaven….the little boy tells his mother about his sister he saw in heaven and he had never been told his mother had a miscarriage. How comforting that must be! So sorry for their loss and prayers for you and your niece!

  3. Donna

    Thank you for sharing your joys and sorrows with us.
    Prayers for your family – and Happy Birthday to your grand daughter Lucy

  4. LaNan Eldridge

    Thanks for sharing and thoughts and prayers for you and your families. And yes the weather created havoc for the weekend but I turned it into a full blown sewing time. Very glad we didn’t lose electricity. Our daughter did for five hours!!

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