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Monday, July 9, 2018

Why I'm Not Around Today

I had every intention on coming here and writing a weekend update like usual, but now I can't. Sure our weekend was pretty good, but it ended on a tough note.

We had a pizza date night on Friday, we went to the local Discovery Museum on Saturday and took the girls to the trampoline park on Sunday. But we also lost a beautiful soul yesterday. Rory's aunt passed away yesterday morning very unexpectedly. To say we are devastated is an understatement.

She was the family patriarch. She brought everyone together. From family reunions to fun dress-up Thanksgivings, she was the center of it all. She taught us about essential oils, cooked many delicious meals and told the best stories. Her wedding story will forever be a favorite of mine.

I barely slept last night. I just kept thinking about her and all of our memories together.

Do you know how hard it is to explain death to 3 1/2 year olds? It is tough. They tell us over and over that auntie Gail died or that she passed away, but I don't think they fully grasp that they will never see her again. It is hard to explain to them that they will never see her body again, that her soul went to Heaven and she is no longer here with us. It is heartbreaking. The girls loved their great aunt and she loved them very much.

I may share some photos from our weekend in another post, but for today I just want to take a minute to myself.

38 comments :

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

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  2. Oh, Danielle. I am so very sorry for your family's great loss. No words can fill that void, but please know you're in our prayers.

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending your family prayers and hugs.

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  4. I am so so sorry about Aunt Gail. Hugs and love to you all!

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  5. So very sorry for your loss. :( We have faced this a few times since the girls have been born, and there's just no getting around it -- it's really hard. My thoughts are with your family. <3

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    1. It is sooo hard. the girls have been talking about her a lot (especially last night) and I think they are starting to realize it more and more that she won't be around anymore.

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  6. I am so sorry my friend. She sounds like a wonderful woman who had a great life and passed that on to the ones she loved. Sending you and Rory and your family lots of love and hugs. Hang in there.

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  7. Oh my gosh... I am so sorry. It says a lot about someone when their passing just rocks an entire family. Shows how special she is to everyone & how her legacy will be carried on. Take time for yourself. Think of happy times & wonderful memories.

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  8. Oh no I am so sorry to hear that.
    Death is not an easy topic with little kids.. my mom once explained to my eldest that when people die they become stars.. that sort of helped for then.

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh girl I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, sending lots of hugs and prayers your way <3
    Green Fashionista

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  10. My goodness. I am so very very sorry for your loss. <3

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  11. Sending prayers lady. Love yall.

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  12. I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bring you comfort and strength during this time.

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  13. Thinking of you and your family, Danielle. You are in my prayers.

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  14. Oh my gosh Danielle, I am so sorry for your loss! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

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  15. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts.

    xx, Elise

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  16. Awww, so sorry to hear about your Aunt. It's so hard when someone dies, much love and prayers to your family. Yes explaining death to small children is so hard.

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    1. Thank you so much. It has definitely been a tough week.

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  17. I am so sorry for your family's loss. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.

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  18. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Sending prayers to you all!

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss. Take some time!!

    xx,
    Meredith
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  20. I'm so so sorry for your loss :( I'm sure that you will keep her memory alive for the girls through many stories and memories.

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    1. Yes to this. It has been rough, but I am so thankful for all the support and prayers!

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss, Danielle. Life is so unfair sometimes. It's so hard explaining things to children. A still asks me about my grandpop and remembers things vividly from his funeral. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers <3 Sierra Beautifully Candid

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    1. Oh wow. I can't believe he remembers that. It has been really hard. Every time the girls mention her, I cry. They miss her and "fake" call her everyday. Thank you Sierra.

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