November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

We had such a great week! 

After the viewing and funeral on Monday and Tuesday, we relaxed a bit on wednesday.  I was still pretty sick, so I slept most of the day.  It was heavenly. 

On Thanksgiving, we got up and I was feeling much better.  Still sort of stuffed up, but no longer with the flu symptoms.  We visited Vern and Vickie for a bit, then headed over to my parents.  Paul and Susan, Adam and Nichole, Brian, Steffanie, Brian and Alyssa and Royce, and all of my family were there.  It was fun!  Congratulations to Adam and Nichole for their little one coming in February.  I can't wait!  We had fantastic food and played lots of fun games.  The family time was so enjoyable.

By Saturday, I was no longer sick and we headed to Thanksgiving dinner at Vern and Vickie's.  Everyone was able to show up and it was so fun to relax after the last two weeks.  Due to the way Vickie had arranged the living room, everyone was able to eat and converse together.  It was fun afterwards to sit and chat and enjoy each other's company; and I have such cute nieces and nephews! 

We definitely gained a few pounds after all the good food from the week, but it was so worth it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love ya!

November 21, 2012

Grandma Lowe

Well....its been a rough couple of days.  On wednesday afternoon, we recieved a call from Jeremy's mom that Grandma Lowe wasn't doing so well and we better go to the hospital and visit her.  She had pneumonia and her lungs were filling up with fluid.  We traveled up there and realized there wasn't much time.  Everybody in the family came by to say goodbye.  At one time, it seemed that there were 50+ people there.  As the night wore on, people came and left.  Jeremy decided he wanted to stay the night, I packed up around 12:30 in the morning and headed home.  Our dogs were there and they hadn't eaten or been outside in hours. 

In the morning, I called Jeremy for an update.  Grandma had made it through the night and nothing in her condition had changed in a while.  I left for the hospital.  When I arrived, everybody was crying.  Grandma had died about 15 minutes before I arrived.  Jeremy says she quickly went downhill after my phone call.  She was only getting about 70% oxygen and her body couldn't handle it anymore.  With her family surrounding her, she passed on to the next life.

We loved her so much.  She was a great lady and had lived a long full life.  We will miss her.

We had the viewing at the mortuary on Monday Evening and the Funeral on Tuesday.  She was buried in Logan next to her husband. 

Throughout this whole experience and in the last several days, I have had my testimony tested and strengthened.  In life, there are trials we go through to test us and to see how we react.  Heavenly Father loves us and will only test us with what we can handle.  While at the hospital and by ourselves, Jeremy and I have felt the spirit of Heavenly Father.  We have felt peace throughout this experience and joy in the plan of salvation.  I know that we will see Grandma Lowe again.  I know that she is safe, healthy, and happy.  Her death was not the end, it was only the beginning of a new chapter. 

Love ya!