Wednesday, December 17, 2008

She's All Grown Up

When we received the news that my father in law passed away, I wasn't sure how our daughter would handle it. We only saw him once a year since they lived on the East coast, and she's always been very reserved...just like her Dad. She didn't cry in front of me, but went to her room and closed her door. A few days later, my daughter and I were driving in the car and she said, " I want to go back for the funeral. It doesn't feel right not being there." At first I was surprised, but then I was overwhelmed with pride that she had decided on her own, that it was the right thing to do. I immediately called my husband and told him I was making a reservation for the next day. There was dead silence and then a "Really?" As he told the news to his Mother in the background, and I could hear the excitement in her voice. I spoke with Thom tonight and he said it was a very nice service and having Jenna there meant so much to both him and his Mother. They will be returning home tomorrow afternoon, and I can't wait to welcome them back with loving arms. :)

7 comments:

countrygirl3031 said...

They grow up so fast and really make us parents proud.

Have a great Christmas!

Hugz,
Michele

Sweet Repose said...

I'm sorry for your loss, but elated that the family could come together and a child is all grown up.

Be well friend...s

Joy*The Vintage Rabbit said...

So Sorry to hear about your loss...So glad your daughter was able to go to the funeral...




ox,
Joy~

Amy said...

I'm glad Jenna decided to go, we all have to do what feels right for us. & I'm so glad they are both home safe and sound:) and truly glad they did not get stuck in the midwest under all of this snow...(though I think Jenna would have enjoyed a good blizzard:) xoxoxoxoxox!

Denise said...

Isn't so fun to watch them grow and mature. It makes you swell with pride. My baby is 21 today. Unreal where the time goes. She looks like such a lovely girl....inside and out.

Amy said...

girl your comment this morning made me laugh! I'm glad you have a heater with all of that cold you're getting! I've got two pairs of socks on today...the wood floors are cold, but I'm being a scrooge with the furnace this year! I love you! hug Jenna for me and tell her to stop all of that growing up:) Merry Christmas to all who reside in the puffy wuffy house* xoxxo

robin de koning said...

hey nancy...so sorry to hear of your loss...it's such a blessing to see family come together when it's really needed! my husband's step mom just died and all the brothers came together and made the trip out to arizona to support their father...they've had very rocky points in their family, but they all put that aside...it's such a wonderful thing...
blessings to you and your family this christmas...