This is going to be a shorter post today. We are still trying to get ready to travel to my sister-in-law's mother's funeral. It is only about two and a half hours away, but because of the time of the visitation and of the funeral we are going to have to spend the night. We are leaving right after school tomorrow, and will be back sometime on Friday. We have to be back by 4:00. The local paper is coming to interview me about being in Country Sampler Magazine. The trials and tribulations of being a celebrity...lol! The P's are staying home, and Jeff's mom and dad are coming to stay with them. They will be even more spoiled when we get back than they are now. Their Nana and Paw Paw spoil them rotten. Jeff's mom has a way of getting them all cranked up. That's okay, at least we know they will be well taken care of and loved while we are gone. We hate leaving them. We miss them so much. Probably way more than they miss us.
I did want to share a story with you about my niece, Katie. She is going to be 4 on March 10th. Her mom and dad explained to her that her Monga, her word for grandma, had died. When they were going back home, Katie said, "So, Monga is in heaven." My sister-in-law said, "Yes." Then Katie said, "So why are you sad?" My sister-in-law said, "Well, because she was my mommy and I can't be with her anymore, and I will miss her." To which Katie responded, "But she's in heaven!" Then she said, "Look mommy, there is Monga in the clouds going to heaven, and Monga Lou is with her. Monga Lou is my dad's mom who passed away in 1994, but Katie talks about her a lot. She always says, "Monga Lou watches me while I am asleep." It makes me wonder if she sees something we don't. When my mom told me what Katie had said, I thought, "Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all have that attitude when someone we love dies?" It is the truth, her Monga is in a better place, and she is happy. It would be nice to think so simplistically. Sometimes I think we do not give kids enough credit. We think they do not understand the complexities of live. Maybe we have it wrong. Maybe we don't understand the simplicity of life. This proves to me that we can all learn from each other, no matter how young or old the other person is.
Thank you all for visiting Yesterday Once More. I really appreciate it. You all make me feel so good about myself with your kind comments. I will have to take a couple of days off from blogging to attend the funeral, but I will be back. I hope all of you have a wonderful evening and a fantastic Thursday. I hope you are inspired to look at life in a more simple way, and appreciate the little things more.