Friday, July 18, 2008
Yesterday was a long and trying day traveling to Brenham for Grandma Bilski's funeral services. I have to say that St. Mary's did a wonderful job. A topic came up between Ryan and I yesterday that made me think a little bit. Do the priests get used to conducting services, have the been desensitized by being around it more than your average Joe? I don't know how they do it, death, to me isn't something to easily get used to.
After Ryan and I got home we decided that a midnight showing of The Dark Knight would be a nice conclusion for a sad day. I will not spoil anything, but I was thoroughly amazed. I was a little worried that I would fall asleep in the movie, not ending till 2:45! But much to my dismay I was more awake than when the movie started! I want to apologize to God and the people sitting around me because every time I jumped (which happened often) I yelled "Jesus." That is not ok. I need to learn some restraint.These are definitely not the kiddie Bat Man movies I was raised on! "Let me show you a magic trick, now you see the pencil, now you don't".......ugh! Also, I could of sworn I heard, The Joker/Heath Ledger, laugh in my sleep... creepy. Ryan and I are in awe and I want to see it again!!!!
For today Ryan said it best, "I feel like I was up all night drinking." You know your getting old when just staying up late makes you feel like you have a hang over. I even slept in till 10:30! I will probably be lazy for the rest of day. At 2:00 is Sophie's last round of puppy boosters and we get to go to the DOG PARK!!! Should be interesting! Much love to everyone hope this blog finds you well!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
On Monday Ryan's grandmother, Grandma Bilski, passed away. She has been suffering from Colon Cancer. I have only known her for a short time but have learned a lot. I have been praying for her and family the last few weeks as we have known that this would be coming soon. We had a scare in May when Grandma Bilski had a blood clot in her leg and since become increasingly weak. Ryan and I had a chance to visit her in Brenhem two weeks ago. Her funeral is Thursday at 2:oo. She has been very involved in Ryan's life, he spent many summers in Brenhem growing up. I know this difficult for Ryan, but he knows that she is now longer suffering or in pain and celebrates her life.
Going through this makes me think of my wonderful Grandma ( Dad's Mom) who passed away when I was in forth grade. I spent a lot of time with her, especially after she moved in with us when I was in the third grade. I wish that I got to have her around a long time. As a ten year old I wasn't able to appreciate how special and important she was. Both of my grandfathers passed away around kindergarten and first grade and do not remember much about them, but get to hear the stories from my parents. My Grammie (Mom's mom) is a very strong women who helps take care of my three cousins. I am lucky to have her in my life.
Picture: Grammie (my mom's mom, me, Ryan, Grandma Muzik (Ryan's mom's mom), Grandma Bilski, Grandpa Bilski