It's the little things... [Perspective]

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Today I'm joining the 'It's the little things...' link-up again, hosted by Sadie Sky Boutique and Words About Waverly.
This last weekend we traveled to Florida for the Mr.'s Pawpaw's memorial. Although it's never easy to lose someone, Pawpaw lived a very full and wonderful life. We were so blessed to have him for as long as we did. I'm happy we were able to make the trip, spend time with family and have Tyson see his GREAT-grandmas again (and vice versa).

The trip was filled with many little things and moments that made for special memories:
  • The cousins dancing around and singing to make their great grandmas smile
  • Wooden 'puzzles' the Mr. found at his grandparent's house that his Pawpaw made
  • Tyson loving every page of Mimi's fancy pop-up books
  • Pencil writing on the door jamb marking dates/heights of all who've had a special place in that home, including the Mr. at 18 months old, at the exact same place where the Little measured
  • House full of 8 adults, three boys (age 2 and under), a Bengal cat and too many opinions ;)
  • Slideshow of old and recent pictures, highlighting a life lived to the fullest
  • Many wrestle bouts, screaming competitions and laps around the house by the cousins
It was a foggy and misty morning for the memorial.
The memorial included military honors; after the 21-gun salute and playing of Taps, the clouds opened up and the sun shown bright. Talk about warm your heart..

That evening, we made it to the beach for the sunset. It was a so peaceful and beautiful. During somber times, it was nice to have these sweet little boys (cousins) to lighten the mood.

This trip was another reminder to keep things in perspective and treasure special moments and family.
Eternal rest granted to him, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and all the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, grant them rest and peace. Amen.


  1. Visit from the linkup. I'm sorry for your loss. Beautiful post on looking at the positives of the situation.

    1. Thanks for visiting!! :) And thank you for your kind words.

  2. I'm sorry for your loss, but I love to hear about all the love that came together in his honor. It is sad to go, but great to leave something so special behind in memories too. I agree with ^ beautiful post.

    Visiting from the link up.

    1. Thanks for the visit and your kind words, many wonderful memories indeed!! :)

  3. Your pictures are really beautiful...thank you so much for sharing this with us and being a part of "it's the little things!"

    1. You're so sweet, thank you for hosting and stopping by!! :)