Monday, September 24, 2012

Gypsy Life: Day Eighteen

Yesterday was one of the hardest days of my life. All of the stress surrounding my gram's death and our living situation and my husband's absence reached a head and I kind of freaked out. But when I was driving home I saw this cloud formation in front of me on the highway, and I pulled over. 

I just stopped. The kids were firmly plugged into a DVD, so they barely noticed that we were no longer moving. I stared at the light breaking through the clouds, shed a few tears, snapped a picture with my phone, and got back on the road. Driving towards the light, I thought to myself, 'From here on out, it can only get better.'

Today was her burial. Thanks to the world's best babysitter and all-around awesome person Nicole, I was able to leave the kids behind and mourn her without having to worry about if the ipod was charged or if I had brought enough diapers. It was awful, but it was peaceful.


And on a completely unrelated and different topic: Tonight? WE OFFICIALLY BECOME HOME OWNERS AGAIN!

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Chrissie said...

Love you, friend. oxoxo

Jennie Drnach said...

I love this! Thank you so much Amy. Through all the stress and heartache of the weekend, Grandma made sure you got a moments peace. All of your hard work paid off yesterday when your kids brought smiles to so many faces at the funeral home including mine. Thank you for carrying on the legacy of a large family. You're an amazing woman and I couldn't be happier to have you guys in my life. Welcome back to Pittsburgh!!!

susan said...

Gorgeous picture. Hugs and love to you!

Arizaphale said...

Dear AJ, what a crap time but thank goodness there was that moment where you could step outside of everything and see the way forward. Thinking of you now and in the coming days. Awesome photo.xxxxx