I am still really enjoying being at home and am already sad that Friday is rapidly approaching. Friday will be the day we leave here and I am not sure when I will get to come back. Angel and I took the girls to Cypress Gardens yesterday. It was a really fun trip. Our goal was to take pictures of the girls together in their pretty dresses and to walk the trails in the hopes of some good calorie burn. We accomplished both and more. We went through the Butterfly House, Alligator viewing area, and "Swamparium" and Kennedy loved the Shish = fish. Both girls enjoyed themselves immensely. We capped the night off with some good ole' cheap Mexican food. What could be better?
Unfortunately the night ended with some bad news. My grandmother had a follow up Dr.s visit yesterday and the family has just received news that her cancer is back with a vengeance and there is nothing they can do to help her. They gave her a life expectancy but honestly - life expectancy doesn't stand a chance against my grandmothers stubborn personality. She is a fighter and I can only hope that their guesstimations are wrong. I am thankful that we have remained close and that she knows all her great grandchildren and she knows that we love her. I have been struggling with the news though - I just can't imagine life without her. I can't imagine the city of Huntsville without her and most of all I can't imagine my grandaddy without her. She planned to sit down with him last night and tell him "the news". You couldn't have paid me ANY amount of money to make me sit in on that conversation. I just can't imagine because he has Alzehiemer's and he is completely and totally dependent on her at this point. He is the kind of man who eats lunch and then says "whats for dinner Mama?" My heart just hurts for them and for us and for the great grandchildren who will most likely never really and truly know her and her heart. Anyhow - this isn't to depress anyone. Please pray for her, pray for my Grandaddy and pray for my mom and her sister who will have their work cut out for them for the upcoming months. I know the Lord has a perfect plan but having never dealt with loss of a family member I just dread what it's going to be like and how we are going to handle it.
Tomorrow my Mom is off and we girls are going to spend some quality time together.