IF YOU ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF RAISING CHILDREN, BE AWARE. THE TINY FINGERPRINTS THAT SHOW UP ON ALMOST EVERY NEWLY CLEANED SURFACE, THE TOYS SCATTERED AROUND THE HOUSE, THE PILES AND PILES OF LAUNDRY LYING AROUND TO BE TACKLED, WILL DISAPPEAR ALL TOO SOON. AND, YOU WILL, TO YOUR SURPRISE, MISS THEM PROFOUNDLY. THOMAS S. MONSON

Monday, March 31, 2008

"Honest to BLOG"


Hello there, and for reals... this is our new and official BLOG! Last week my very special and loving grandfather passed away. I was so blessed to have him in my life as long as I did. He gave, and did so much for his family. He was the first of my four grandparents to pass away. I feel so lucky to have such a strong relationship with each of them.

While it was a weekend filled with so many emotions, love and grattitude was the most filled emotion. My grandparents have 5 children. Between the five of them, there are 15 grand-children, and between the 15 grand children, there are 20 great grand-children. All 5 of the kids, 14 of the grand children, and 8 of the great grand children made it to the funeral. It was so great to get together as a fmaily, to celebrate the life of a very happy, and generous man. It wasn't a sad weekend, it was a very glorious weekend.

I saw cousins this weekend that I hadn't seen in over 10 years. As great as it was to see everyone, it was sad to me that we haven't kept in better touch. Alas... my attempt to connect, and reconnect with my relatives. I hope that we can all stay better connected, with the technology that has been given to us.

As for Grandma, we love you, and will pray for you. We will miss the fun that grandpa brought into our lives, but will always remember him. Thank you for the courage and strength you have that keeps us motivated to see him again someday.

5 comments:

joelbevans said...

I had a great time with the Staub family this weekend. So much talent!!! I am from a small family so it is always a wonder to me to see big families interact. I was impressed and heartened to see how much love and support everyone had to share. It was an inspiration to see our faith in action. I can’t imagine Grandpa wanting anything else than to see us all celebrating his life together. When we learned that he had passed I felt the loss of a personal, spiritual support and a living example of how to lead my family. Having spent the weekend with our family I feel that Grandpa has left me so much more. The love and strength Grandpa had is magnified in all of us and through the love we have for each other.

Julie said...

Kirstynn,

welcome to the blogging world...I recently joined myself...it's lots of fun...love the blog and I'll check back often

julie

brenda said...

yeah, you blog!

which grandpa was it? your mom's dad?

j.urbin photography said...

Love the blog! My heart goes out to you and your family and I pray that the transition to your new life without your Grandpa is as painless as possible. Sounds like he was a wonderful man and left a legacy that will go on to be enjoyed by those who truly loved him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you!

Angela said...

Beautifully written Kirstynn. I think your Grandpa would be so proud...