This weekend has been a difficult one. I have shed tears of happiness and sorrow. My oldest child graduated from college yesterday and my husband's grandmother passed away on Friday. My husband was extremely close to his grandmother. I didn't know her for long but I had grown to love her and how her family interacted with her was beautiful.
Then you have my daughter great accomplishment. I drove passed her freshman dorm. I want to cry. I remember watching her walk away from the car, so excited to start her college career. I remember the calls of happiness, sadness, or just "I miss you mommy call"or the famous "I need money call". I welcomed them all. I had met her sorority sisters and close friends that have been there for her. It was pretty cool to see the Dean of Students make a point to come over to tell her to keep her head up about a job opp in Indiana. She knows people there. She has such a bright future. I feel like I did my job, I had help make her into a productive citizen. I remember when she was born and bringing her home. I remember looking at this little baby thinking, OMG I am responsible for making her an adult. Honestly it wasn't that hard. There were some challenges, I just provided her with everything she needed physically, mentally and emotionally. And she turned out perfect in my eyes. I was reading her scrapbook and the things her administrators wrote in it just showed me the world thinks she is wonderful too. I can proudly say I did a good job. I have done something right in my life. ok enough about her... got me crying again thinking about everything.
Now my husband......my heart is breaking to see him in so much pain. I personally have not lost someone that close to me. I knew how much he loved his grandmother, so I knew this time would be difficult. I have come to love his family dearly and to see them hurting is heartbreaking. All I can do is just hug them and let them talk about her. I will be there when he wants me close and give him space when he needs it. I had prayed and asked God how can I help him best. He told me to love him thru this...that's all he need from me. So I guess that's what I will be doing. Grief is tough.