Friday, August 21, 2009

Top 5 things Monkey will miss in Florida...

1) Playing with First-Cousins-Once-Removed
(but we'll just call them her cousins)



2) The ocean! So warm! So big! So fun!

3) EARLY morning dates with Poppy at Starbucks



4) Seeing her cousin every minute of her waking hours



and...

#5

THE POOL!
Monkey won't be the same without it...





On a heavier note, I don't want to leave Florida, either. When we came down two weeks ago, my grandpa was still alive and not even in hospice. Forever after when we come down to Florida, my grandpa will not be here.

I don't know why I'm viewing it like this but I feel like if I leave, everything will change but, if I stay, I can live in this little world where my grandpa was still living and breathing among us.

Weird, I know, but this is just as much a journaling of my thoughts as it is a blog of Monkey's life and i wanted to remember this feeling of loss and change. Grandpa made a visit to Florida what it really was all about--laughter, family time, remembering old times and making new memories...swimming in his pool, talking about his childhood, watching him come alive with the young lives surrounding him. Oh how much he touched our lives and how much we will miss him the next time we come to Florida...

4 comments:

thatgirlblogs said...

that ocean picture is beautiful! what a great visit.

Melissa G. said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I'm glad you got to spend some time with him before he passed away. How is your grandma doing?

Maybe one day you and I will get to meet in Florida! =)

Julia said...

You just make me cry. I spent the weekend with my G-pa (who raised me) and thought about you...G-pa kept asking if he could hold Asher...we took a MILLION pictures and videos. I'm so sorry that you have to grieve, but I'm glad you're coming back. Hey, do you do d-group with your church or Perimeter?

P.S. LOVE LOVE LOVE the pic of Monkey in the ocean. If I didn't have one of my own, I would make that my wallpaper! ha!

Sjn said...

So sweetly written. You'll have your memories of him in your heart forever.