A Lot Going On..

There have been a lot of things going on since the last time I blogged. First of all - in lighter news - our Honeymoon resort fell through :( We had paid upfront and the website had GUARANTEED that our dates would be available - well, that didn't happen! After we paid we were to fill out vouchers for the days that we needed .....And they emailed us back telling us that the resort will be closed for renovations ALL of September! We were pretty upset because we both had our hearts set on the place and we were getting SO excited... Oh well. It's not the end of the world - we will find somewhere else. It was def a bummer though :( Around the same time we found out about the Honeymoon, some things that I had ordered online (picture frame for guests to sign, water bottle labels) didn't turn out right (broken/wrong color) AND the lady @ Trousseau's lost my rehearsal dinner dress. Lol. It was all happening at the same time and I def started to realize that not EVERYTHING with the wedding plans is going to go as smoothly as it started out! Although things weren't going too smoothly with wedding planning, we DID get some really good news: WE GOT A HOUSE!! :) Ben found an awesome townhouse online just off of Woodruff Rd that we both fell in love with. It's absolutely everything we wanted! :) It's a great size for us (3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths), nice, quiet neighborhood, 2-car garage... We love it. We have been spending a lot of time moving Ben's stuff and some of my big stuff over there and it's slowly starting to feel more and more like a home! BTW - Jessica and Gary are our LIFESAVERS!!!! They helped us with EVERYTHING with the move (Uhaul driving, lots and lots of hard labor (Gary), tons and tons of laundry, even letting us borrow their extra washer/dryer until we get one! Thank yall sooooo much :) With all the excitement going on with the new house, there has also been a lot of heartbreak. When my parents were on the way to Greenville on Saturday for the wedding caterer consultation, my mom called me to tell me that Grabby had passed away, and that they had to turn around and go back to Columbia. I couldn't believe it because everyone had been talking about how much better he had been doing!  My emotions have been hitting me in waves since then. I couldn't believe it at first. It was like it didn't hit me and then when I got off the phone I couldn't stop crying for the longest time. The crying is because I will miss him - of course - but overall, I feel a lot of comfort knowing that without a doubt, Grabby's with Jesus now and he's in no pain at all. He's a million times happier where he is and that keeps me going. We cancelled the caterer meeting for that day but my mom decided that she still wanted to come up for the cake consultation on Sunday afternoon. When she got here she had more terrible news. My Uncle (Grabby's son) was in the ICU. He had spent the night at my Aunt's house Saturday night and no one was able to wake him in the morning, no matter what they did. They called my dad to help with no avail so finally they had to call 911, and the EMTs STILL could not wake him! He stayed unconscious well into Monday. We still don't know all of the details but an overdose of medicine is involved. As if it hasn't been a hard enough time for our family, on the same day that Uncle Bryan was on a ventilator, Grandmuddy also needed to go to the ER. She has been getting very weak recently - so weak that they had to cancel her surgery because the doctors were too worried about how she'd do... I'm very worried for her and the pain and discomfort she's been in lately. It's so hard for me to see my family going through these things and me not being able to do anything about it... Our family needs a lot of prayer right now! This past week or so has been such an emotional rollercoaster! I have been juggling such excitement with the new home and wedding plans, and SUCH sadness and heartbreak for my Grabby, my uncle, and Grandmuddy. I have been a wreck! I'm going back to work tomorrow (dreading it like always) but I'll be taking another day for bereavement on Thursday for Grabby's funeral. It has been such an awful and draining weekend but I am so thankful that Grabby is at peace with Jesus now. Well.... Hoping for a better week!




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