Yesterday was a rough day. The funeral mass was beautiful. I don't know how, but with rain in the forecast all week, it somehow decided not to rain and the weather was amazing. Even with all the sadness, at the end of the day, it was great being with family remembering the good times all of the family members had with Tony's Uncle Don. He really was an incredible man that touch so many lives. We should all be so lucky to have people like that in our lives at some point.
This week has been very reflective for me. I've been thinking a lot about family. What it means to be close to family and how this can impact my life now. It was so strange and so comforting not having to say goodbye to Tony's parents or sister yesterday. It felt so nice just saying we'll see you a little later. The past few weeks have been really out of control for us in so many ways, but the illustrator
and I really are changing our focus and working on enjoying things more. Life is really too short and getting all worked up over things that are out of your control doesn't help anything. We are starting a new journey in our lives and from now on making a point to find the good throughout the day is the goal!
I've also realized there are family members that I haven't seen enough of lately. I will make a change with that and I will make a point to see those people. Life really does get busy and it's so hard to travel with little kids, but our boys are older now and we need to take the time to make traveling an adventure to see those we miss!
Do you have a person in your life that has inspired you and been behind you all along the way? My Little Granny is that person to me. She has always encouraged me to be me and she loves me unconditionally. I talk to her at least once a week just to check in and see how things are going. She is the person that I got my cooking skills from. I have such fond memories of her making biscuits and cooking up feasts of chicken and dumplings (from scratch). We are frighteningly alike down to food allergies and intolerances! She lives far away, but I'm going to make a point to see her this year.
I love this shot where my boys are listening so intently to what Granny is saying! She is such an amazing woman, I love that my kids think so too!
I will be back with food on Monday. I'm hoping to get in the kitchen at some point this weekend. I hope you all have an incredible weekend!
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