The silver lining in losing a loved one is that is usually means you get to spend some time with a lot of other loved someones. So there are little moments like Mimi and Kylie sharing some cookies after lunch at the country club:And Christa stealing a laugh with Grandpa after a lot of the crowd had started to clear out:
We got to spend a lot of time with this crew this week. I was born to a wonderful family, people I love, who I would love to be friends with even if I weren't related to them. And then when I got married, I got this wonderful second family. Spending some time with all of them this week reminded me how grateful I am to call them mine. They're pretty cool folk.