This weekend consisted of so much love and sadness….
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Our weather was perfect, we had parties to go too, and we enjoyed every minute of it. My birthday couldn’t have been better.
It all started Friday (my actually birthday) with breakfast and gifts. Our afternoon consisted of pool time with Mimi and ended at dinner with my hubby. It was the perfect birthday. My mom loves to make her kids feel loved and special on their birthday and she does an amazing job. I learned every I know about motherhood from my mom. She is one special lady.
Saturday began with a nice and relaxing morning. We then spent the day at Mimi and Papa’s (My cousin was in town and I love catching up with her, boy do I miss them all.) Gram and Grandpa made me a wonderful dinner for my birthday. I am blessed to have such a kind and caring mother and father-in-law. Thank you!!
Does anyone remember this game? Seriously my girls love it!! It’s a good thing Mimi doesn’t ever give anything away.
We love going to Gram and Grandpa’s house and playing in their backyard. They always have so many fun toys and bubbles to play with outside.
Sophia picked out her own outfit; my fashionista.
Nana’s cakes are the best.
Sunday was a day with nothing scheduled, it was our day to just hang out. We had absolutely no plans, expect of course going to the pool. Unfortunately it started to rain the second we got there, but that didn’t bother Sophia in the least.
Monday morning started off with a family outing to get donuts. So. Much. Fun. Anything we do as a family is the best!! I truly love being with my girls and hubby too.
Unfortunately, Monday didn’t turn out as planned. My grandpa, an amazing, selfless man passed away. He is a hero in so many ways, to so many people. Not only was he a war hero, he was the hero of our family. He taught us all what it means to be a family. He showed us that family is everything. When I think of my grandpa I picture a happy, fun loving man. He truly loved life and people. I am so blessed to be able to call him my papa.
How do you describe a man who has given so much and asked for so little in return? A husband, a father, a solider, a friend, a man, a grandfather, a hero, a leader. Some men can not be described in simple terms and these are the men that lead the way at our darkest hours. My grandfather was a man that sacrificed so much for the goodness of others. He led from the front and only asked for forgiveness never permission. He was strong in character and even stronger in loyalty. He was a true inspiration.
For he was ready to give the ultimate sacrifice but his tour was not done until May 30, 2016 at 2:40 pm. Grandpa your time has come to rest and don’t worry your torch is strong in all of us! It’s time for us to take our turn. We will keep watch while you sleep.
We love you, miss you and you will forever be in our hearts!
-Francis LeGasse Jr.