(awkward and awesome)

(awkward and awesome)
First Wive's Club...one of Ma's favorites

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I Wish This Was Under Happier Circumstances...

I had no idea that it been so long.  I started reading on how to improve my blog, and then all of a sudden, my blog didn't seem worthy or good enough or something I don't know.  So I thought I'd wait until I could improve my blog which I just didn't get around to due to a summer case of kids-up-my-hinie-itis.  It was a severe case.  I will improve my blog; it's just gonna take some time.  Since this is really more for me than y'all anyway, I don't really need to be anything more than I can be right now.  Maybe I should listen to me more.

I write today to pay a bit of honor to a really good guy.  My Grandpa Jerry passed away today.  He was in his 80's, and he lived a really full life, so no regrets there.  He was a really funny guy and a great dancer.  He served in the Navy in WWII.  He told great stories, sometimes over and over again.  I did get to see him one last time.  My ma and sis sat with him until 1:30am after I drove 7 hours.  In typical Jen fashion, I defused with humor and I'm sure I made a lot of jokes that were in poor taste, but Jerry would have been rolling if he wasn't in a coma.  We were on our A game.  I like to think we brought him a giggle or two before he passed a few hours later.

He even gave me an early Christmas present.  I had almost 5 hours to sit and watch whatever tv shows I wanted to watch (British shows on PBS) while cross-stitching while everyone was doing last minute work today.  I can't even tell you the last time I was able to sit for 5 hours straight.  It was nice.

So, thank you Jerry for being good to my grandma and to us.  Thanks for an afternoon off, one of the most precious gifts to a mom.  Thanks for being you.  You are and will be missed.Photobucket