Long Weekend with my Family(s)

My brother and I traveled to visit my Granddad in hospice this weekend.  We haven’t seen him or Grandma in a long time, so it was a really nice reunion, even if surrounded by sad circumstances.  I spent the rest of the weekend enjoying life with the other family I have here at home and doing a 1000 piece jig-saw puzzle because that is what I think one should do after such a visit.


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    jacin March 5, 2012

    i can’t get over that picture of grandma & grandad. 1. because i haven’t seen grandad in a few months and he looks so different. and 2. because you completely captured “them” in the most amazingly unobtrusive and honest light, it literally brought tears to my eyes.

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      Ry March 5, 2012

      Thanks so much for the absolutely lovely comments, Jace. We miss you over here and I’m happy I could bring them to you from afar.

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    Auntie Ann March 5, 2012

    I love the pictures Ry. So glad you got up here to see them. Sorry I couldn’t be there.

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      Ry March 5, 2012

      I’m sorry we didn’t catch you on this trip. Hopefully on the next one. I’m so glad you like the pictures.

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    Kerry Smith March 5, 2012

    Ry, I am a second cousin of your dad, living in San Diego. “Uncle Vernon and Aunt Norma” were such a cherished part of our lives, we enjoyed them so whenever we got together for Pepper family functions. Jacin said it perfectly – the picture of your grandparents tells an exquisite story. Thank you for sharing and recording such a beautiful moment. Thinking of you all : )

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      Ry March 5, 2012

      It’s my absolute pleasure. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. I’m so thrilled I had the opportunity to capture this moment. It was beautiful.

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    Diana Mieczan March 6, 2012

    What a beautiful reunion. I love that you shared those photographs. Have a wonderful day, xo

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      Ry March 7, 2012

      Thank you so much, Diana! It was a lovely day indeed.

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