Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bitter Sweet

I lost my grandpa on Monday.... The last 4 days have been an absolute blur. Waves of emotion come and go, we go between crying hsyterically to laughing at the mention of wonderful memories we have shared over the years with him. The whole family has gathered from Istanbul and Ankara in Turkey, to Belgium, Romania and United States.
The tradition in Turkey is many people come to the house to deliver their condolonces. The whole family has been gathering all their black clothing items to greet these visitors. On Wednesday, day before the funeral heard visitors will be minimal to allow the family to get ready. Therefore spent the morning with the kids instead and wore normal clothes. The kids are like medicine. They remind you life goes on and the next generation continues. Hugging them and kissing them allows me to heel. The weather has been exteremely warm the past few days so this summer tank top was perfect today for our long walk to the port park with the kids with my cousin and my other cousin's girlfriend. It was a great change of paste for us and emotional break from our sarrow.

Cargo pants - Gap
Teal Tank Top - Nordstrom's Rack
Tan sandals - Victoria's Secret

Today's Activities: Walk to park with the kids. After kids woke up from their naps upon strong demand took them to my grandpa's house to bring cheer to all the other family members. They did infact make everyone happy by being there. We hired a second nanny for the next two days so the kids can be taken care of while I support the family. So, sent the kids back home while I stayed.


1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I think it's great that you were able to be in Turkey to Say "good-Bye" to him. I hope that you can enjoy the rest of your visit!


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