Good morning, everyone. I’m sure some of you have noticed that I was a bit absent in the blog world last week. I’m woefully behind in responding to comments, and I know I cryptically alluded to being unexpectedly called home last week. I wanted to pop in quickly today to finally let you know what is going on.
Last Tuesday I got a call that my grandfather was not doing well at all. I made the 4 1/2 hour journey to the Dallas hospital to be with my family, and I remained in town until Friday when it appeared that he was doing a bit better. Just a few hours after I published my post on Friday, my stepdad called to let me know he taken a turn for the worse, and, as John and I made the trip back home, I received another call letting me know he had passed away.
So we’ve been spending some much needed time with family this weekend, and we’ll be celebrating my grandfather at his funeral later today. I wanted to let you all know that I’m still here, and I’ll be back to normal soon. For now, I need to take the time to say goodbye.
Before I go, I want to share a quick story that lifted my heart so much this weekend. After hearing the news Friday night, my sister and brother-in-law stopped to grab a quick bite to eat before heading back to my mom’s house. When they pulled up to the drive-thru window, they were told that the car in front of them had paid for their meal already. Of course, those people had no idea what Caite and Justin were dealing with. They just decided to perform an act of kindness, and they will never know how much it has meant to everyone in my family over the weekend. I definitely plan on paying it forward.