Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The little details

A great deal of the time, you remember the big experiences in life, but not the details. The little things fade from memory as time goes on. Sweet or meaningful, funny or serious.

After downloading my photos from the weekend, I found the details that I don't want to forget.

The small spray above Grandpa in his casket - from the great grandchildren.
All of the great grandchildren are all included, especially my brother's wee one who isn't yet born.

My dad signing the guestbook.
Shelley, Thomas + Thomas
"Shel, I didn't remember how to spell your last name."

Great Grandma + Thomas
On Sunday, when they both needed a little quiet downtime. We were working on thank you cards at the dining room table, and Thomas had snuggle time with Grandma.

A Mother's Day Poem from Grandpa to Grandma.
From the photo boards that my awesome family made.

The Iowan Sprouffskes
I broke down in tears when I saw Jonathan's cousin, Jana and her daugher Elise in the church. They made the drive down to the funeral from their home in the crazy weather. It meant so much to me. And I absolutely love that both Jonathan and I have family in Iowa.

A lot of snow.
Dad with roses from Grandpa's casket.

This was the scene as we were trying to fly out. Very little visibility. The blizzard truly hit later that day and today. Originally, we had a 1 hour, 50 minute layover. With the snow delays getting out of Des Moines, we had just 20ish minutes to cross the Minneapolis airport to get to our final flight. This did give me my snow fix, at least for a while. :)

So grateful to Jonathan, who kept the house in one piece and surprised me with my favorite dinner from Clark's when we got home. Thank you, sweetheart, for everything you did to make this weekend with my family possible. ♥

1 comment:

Unknown said...

What beautiful pictures Shelley.
I especially love the one of your grandma with Thomas. It must have been such a comfort for her to hold onto such new life bursting with possibilities for the future while at the same time feeling the grief of loss of what she once held.
Still praying for you and your sweet family.

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