photo taken last visit home - june 2011
This was, is, really a hard post for me to write... and then decided to publish... but here we go...
So, yesterdays day of silence was in honor of my husband and his family. I posted this message (not to get attention or draw concerns) to let people know I wasn't intentionally ignoring their emails, messages, online chit chat or texts. I don't want people to think anything is wrong with us (me, the mister and our kiddos) because physically we're all ok. But under yesterdays circumstances, after receiving some rather sad news, and out of respect for my family, I needed a break...
My initial intent is never to bring negativity to the blog; because who wants to listen to constant woes (not me for sure!). But when some situations arise you may hear about them, because honestly, this is life, and sometimes I blog about general life. The basic challenges or issues of everyday can seem a bit rough for people from time to time and sometimes they should go ignored, but other times they can be addressed. I'm not talking about getting dumped by your boyfriend or how someone you know is annoying you; but the stuff which really hits home, like loss of pet, a terrible accident, or in this case, a loss of an exceptional family member.
So, a brief recap of what I was referring to yesterday, (though the full details I will not share, because they're more personal for my family) but so you know and don't have to wonder... my husbands Popo (grandfather) had passed away early yesterday morning, after being diagnosed with cancer. My husband is very close with both sets of grandparents, and in June we traveled home for the graduation, and Momo & Popo, was who we decided to stay with. I have not shared to any pictures from our trip home, though it was a fabulous trip, and we dearly miss our family, it was also a very emotional time for us, which we are still processing today.
Popo (1932 - 2011) was an amazing man, father, husband, grandfather and great grandfather. Someone who we truly admired, love, look up to and will deeply miss.
Momo (we know you're out there reading) we're thinking of you today and always, and we love you so so much. xo ben, sandi, wyeth & penelope
prom. high school sweethearts 1951 US navy veteran circa 1950's