Thank you, all, so much for your thoughts, prayers and kind words this week. It has been a very long and draining week and we are thankful for God's grace to see us through.
With the busy-ness that comes in getting through something like this and all the details that need to be tended to, it is safe to say that we are still processing that this has even happened. And, so much of our days have felt surreal.
I'm sure that we will still be processing everything for quite some time.
Our girls have done amazingly well - though, they are struggling too (especially Emily). We have talked a lot about heaven and how wonderful it is. And, have stretched our creativity to think of some things that would be a help to them.
One day, Emily really wanted to color a picture for her Pepaw. We told her we would take it with us to the funeral home and put it in his jacket pocket. Both girls ended up doing this and took the pictures themselves and put them in. It was a very sweet moment.
We had three roses ordered for Emily to place on the coffin before it was buried. One from each of his grandchildren. And, I asked David's mom for some of his old shirts to make a little blanket out of. We talked about how when they missed Pepaw, they could snuggle with it. I haven't done this yet - but hope to in the near future.
Lots of family came - this is always the bittersweet part of things like this. And, it was nice to see so many of them. And, we have felt surrounded by friends who care and offered their help in watching our littles, bringing food, running errands, etc...
Again, thank you for thinking of us this week. Yesterday, I took the girls out for a fun day after all we've had going on, so will look forward to sharing our visit to the Pumpkin Farm soon! Have a great weekend ~