Friday, October 30, 2009

MIA in San Diego!

Hello dear friend! Yes, I'm still alive!!!!! But I have been incredibly busy lately.

Here's what has been going on. If any of you read Sister's blog, then you might know that my grandfather, Poppy, passed away on the 15th. To my sister and I, it was a bit unexpected, but he had battled Alzheimer's disease for 14 years. About 4 years go, our family struggled with the decision top put him in a nursing home, but we knew that Meme could no longer care for Poppy all by herself. It was at that time that he began to forget names, and faces. But through it all, Poppy knew Meme. Even on the day he died, he knew my Meme.

I would be lying to you if I told you that it wasn't difficult to say "goodbye" to him, because it was heart-wrenching, but I knew that he was dancing with his Maker. On the day I wept for my Poppy, he not only knew my Meme, but he knew every single one of us! And that, made me joyful!

That Saturday of his funeral, the 17th, my boss called and asked if I would be interested in coming out to California for some business. After talking it over with Brant, I told him I was on my way. So we drove home Sunday morning from Shreveport, and I hoped on a plane to San Diego. We were staying at the Four Seasons Aviara resort and it was absolutely beautiful. I was there for 10 days, and flew home this past Wednesday. Boy, am I glad to be home, but work is crazy!

Well, I hope to post some more pictures later, but for now, I leave you with this...the view from the back porch of the Four Seasons Aviara, with the beautiful blue ocean in the distance.


TriciaNae said...

Aww Ashley, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. (I call my grandmother Meme also!!). But...I'm so glad you blogged...missed seeing your updates!! The picture is amazing...

ocean mommy said...

Ashley I am so sorry about your grandfather. Praying now for your family.

WOW! The picture and view are stunning! LOVE it. (And what a beautiful place to stay for work!)

Blessings to you!

The Ward Family said...

Thank you for sharing about your grandfather. I'm so sorry to hear about him passing away, but it's the Lord so good. The fact that he knew everyone what a sweet memory to have forever. I feel like the Lord really blessed you and your family.
The view of California as beautiful. I'm so thankful you were able to go. I can't wait to see you at Bunco in November.
Your Friend,

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