Skip to main content

Beautiful Resting Place

As some of you know from Johns Facebook, he recently lost his grandfather.
I could feel his heartbreak through the phone when he called from work to tell me.

He has talked to me about his wonderful "Grand Daddy Charlie" for many years now as well as Grandma Francis.
He was hoping to be able to visit them since we are on this side of the country and unfortunately it did not happen in time.
So off to Indiana we went on a road trip to honor the life of his Grandfather.
Grandma Francis, even though I had not met her till now, has always been the sweetest to me since John and I have been together, I was very much looking forward to meeting her.
I have so much respect for her as a woman and a wife because she has been a loving wife for 64 years and for the last 2 years she visited her husband in a nursing home every day and was at his side till the very end.  That is love!
She is so strong and inspiring.
I was also thrilled that she got to meet her great Grand Daughter.  It was precious.
Something about children bring life to a sad time, everyone was thankful that we brought them.

The service was sweet and anyone that attended could see that Grand Daddy Charlie was a very loved member of his community. 
He was a WW2 veteran and it was very special to see the soldiers honoring him and even more special was the moment when they folded the flag and handed it to Grandma Francis.

I have always wanted to be cremated, but if I did want to be buried, this is such a beautiful place they chose.  
Many members of the Sloan family are buried there.
The cutest part was when we were leaving John told Amalia to say "bye" to GDC and she turned and waved goodbye to him, it was precious.

John then took me to Dick Clarks a restaurant that has been around since the beginning of time that is right off the square in Princeton where most of Johns family is from.  I have to admit the food was really good!  

R.I.P Grand Daddy Charlie, and my prayers are with, and always will be with Grandma Francis.






Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Beautiful Baby Shower

This past weekend was our baby shower!!  We decided to do it a bit early because I am one of those over-organized, over-prepared types.  It was hosted by my best friend Kindle and my sister Bianca.

I told Kindle I wanted a slight winter wonderland pink theme since it is so close to Christmas and this is what I walked in to!
It was absolutely beautiful, and we were joined by all our best family and friends, we appreciate everyone that made this such a special day for us.


 This game was to guess how big I was and believe it or not the winner was Ethan!!
He definitely knows his Mummy!
 The chocolate diaper game. (It was Johns first shower, he must've thought we were all crazy).
 Getting ready for presents!! (The boys got to open them all).
 Kindle surprised the boys with a gift each.
It was a shirt with their picture saying "I'm the biggest Brother" and "I'm the big Brother" for the hospital.
Most thoughtful thing ever!!!
I wish I could relive this day over and ov…

Christmas 2016

I can honestly say that I miss blogging.  Facebook "memories" option has made me realize how nice it is to be able to look back at our family life and adventures.

I will (eventually) try and get caught up on the past few months, because we all know that I have photographed each and every moment, but for now I will start with Christmas.

We started shopping later than normal but managed to get everything done with time to spare to relax and enjoy the season.

Mummy came from England, I did not realize it but this is only her first Christmas with Amalia!  We spent the day with great family friends, Peter, Debbie and their family.  It has been a tradition for many years to do Christmas and/or Thanksgiving with them.

As per usual we had Santa Jeaux come and visit along with all the kids friends.  It was such a nice reunion not only with our friend Santa, but the kids miss their friends dearly it is always a great occasion to get them together again.  I appreciate all the other m…

Our Garden

I have promised the kids that once spring came around we can plant a garden since in our top back yard we have 2 big beds.
It was s a lot of work to clean out the beds it was full of debris that took us a long time to sift out, but it was oh so worth it!

I wish I had before and after pictures to show you just how bad it was, but I didn't think about it because I was in full on mission mode.

We still need to plant the second bed, it has been a bit rainy, and to be completely honest I am terrified of worms, caterpillars and snakes.

My community Facebook page has been posting about copperheads everywhere so I am hyper paranoid when I am out there, but I hope to get around to it soon!