Five Months Feel Like Yesterday: The Healing Power of Familia

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESFamilia makes everything easier. Over the weekend, we celebrated Mama’s life and I remember feeling happy…happy because we were with our family from both sides. The pic below really shows how we enjoy being with our Ranch and Grijalva family.

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When we were all together, after we prayed, Daddy got up to speak and he talked about how he was getting through the loss of Mama…he said that for every sad thought he had, that he was learning how to remember something he was thankful for: like being able to get up and walk, that he could still drive, for his sons and daughters. While we were growing up, my father could always be counted on to joke and clown around so we rarely got to see the thoughtful side of him. It was pretty cool that he got up and said this in front of everyone.

The rest of the afternoon we didn’t see much of the kids – they were having a blast running and playing at the Ranch, we bbq’d, caught up on all things familia and had fun hanging out.

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I read somewhere that, one of the ways to get thru grief is to spend time with people who love you and vice versa. We are always able to be our true selves at the Ranch and with our family.   Who taught us this?  Mama.   We are blessed.

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