Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. We got back into town last night. It was great to see family again, but I wish it could have been under better circumstances. If you wouldn't mind, please continue to pray for my husband's Grandma. She and Grandpa were married for 60 years. I can't imagine what she is going through during her first night alone. While we were there we always made sure someone was with her.
The whole experience has been a bit strange. This is my first real loss as an adult. Two of my grandparents died when I was much younger, and I am finding this experience much different. I find myself wanting to keep my family close and make sure they know how much I love them. I know that death is not the end, only a temporary separation, but it is still hard.
On a lighter note, my brother's first child was born this past Tuesday! She was 8 pounds 1 ounce, 20 inches long with a full head of dark hair. My SIL had 10 hours of labor and she and the baby are doing well. We still don't know a name, but I'm sure it is a beautiful one.
Also, today is my birthday! With everything that has been going on I feel a little bit blah about it, not really in the mood to celebrate. I will probably just go out to dinner with my husband and maybe spurge on something frivolous.
Give your loved ones an extra hug or kiss tonight!