April 23, 2012

A Change of Plans

Happy Monday, friends! I know it's Mantel Monday and not only was I going to show you today's mantel, I was also planning to open the official Mantel Challenge poll (not sure what I'm referring to? Read all about it here). However, on Saturday morning my hubby and I (and the little miss, of course!) dropped everything and drove to Iowa to visit my hubby's grandpa. It seems that God might be calling him home soon. In the last 2 days, we've spent some precious moments with him and with members of my hubby's family. On Sunday, it struck me that my grandpa-in-law was surrounded by each and every one of his children and grandchildren and what a testament that was to the kind of life he's lived. When his time here on earth is finished, I know his legacy will live on. That's the true beauty of a life well-spent.

I'm not sure when we'll drive back to Texas and when I'll be able to scape that ol' mantel. So, let's just skip this week's mantel altogether and pick back up next week. Deal?

And, in the meantime, I'll search through my pictures and see if there's anything worth sharing that I haven't shared yet. Ya just never know. And, if you don't hear from me tomorrow it's because A) I lost my internet connect B) I didn't find anything cool to share with you or C) something came up. I hope you understand!

Until then, blessings from Iowa!

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22 comments:

  1. Enjoy that family time & making precious memories!!! We'll be here when you return...

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  2. DEAL! Be safe and embrace the moment! Pray God's peace and confort in this time for your family:)

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  3. I hope all goes well...that's sad news :( Take your time and enjoy the next few days!!!

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  4. Travel safe!! Saying a prayer for your sweet family! XO, Aimee

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  5. Family is SO much more important than Mantel Monday! Enjoy the time with your Grandpa. Saying a prayer for you guys!

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  6. I was touched by your post,prayers to your family,

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  7. You are right, that is a great testament to your Grandpa-in-law!!I'm praying for you and your family. Hang in there Emily.

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  8. Cherish these last few days / times together. Glad you let us know what was happening. May his passing be sweet and memorable for all of his descendants. He sounds like he was a good hearted man. Have a soulful day, ~ Renae

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  9. I hope that my grandkids speak of me and the mister that way when our time comes. And since you are in Iowa, you can drive up here to Minnesota and scape my mantel if you get a hankering.

    ~Bliss~

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  10. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.. God Bless


    Carri
    @simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  11. May God bless you and your entire family at this tipi me with His peace and grace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  12. Sorry, that should say time, autocorrect did something weird. . .

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  13. Thank you for your note and enjoy your family time.

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  14. Sometimes "real" life trumps "virtual" life, right? We are praying for you.

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  15. I'm glad you and your family are able to be together now. My prayers are with you.

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  16. Just be with your family and don't worry about anything else! We will be praying for your family and will be here when you get back..

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  17. Thinking of you and your family so much, Emily! Hang in there. Praying for you all! xx

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  18. Oh, I'm thinking of you! Somehow both my grandfather and my husband's grandfather managed to be surrounded be all the children and grandchildren right before they passed. I agree with you, it is a testament to a life, when the family is still as close and devoted as you obviously are. Praying for all of you.

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  19. I am so sorry to hear about your Grandpa! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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  20. Thanks for hosting, friend :) You know you're in my continued thought and prayers. BIG GIGANTIC HUG!!!

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  21. I'm sorry for your loss and thank you for hosting!

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