Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Ok. I was #alltheemotions this day.

On our drive to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, I tried calling my Grandma to try to talk to her. I talked to my aunt to see if that would be more stressful to have me calling or if it would be ok, and my aunt said it would be ok to call. I couldn’t get ahold of Grandma, but another aunt was staying near Grandpa’s side and I got ahold of her and she asks me ‘do you want to talk to Grandpa?’ The last I had heard was that he probably wasn’t going to make it, I hardly knew how to process this information. But it is a blessing I will never forget. I got to talk to Grandpa, and tell him I love him. That ended up being the last time I got to talk to him.

My emotions were already all over the place because despite everything going on, I was so excited about going to this aquarium. I had gone when I was kid and always wanted to go back.

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It did not disappoint.

We had planned in a buffer day to just relax between our whirlwind trip and my flight home, which I am so glad we did (Laura- let’s always make a buffer!). In this time my family drove to be with my grandparents and they were able to get there in time before my Grandpa went to be with the Lord. I was able to take care of things at home, while my family helped take care of things at my grandparents.

These four posts turned out different then I originally intended them to, but it seemed fitting to tell the story this way. I may write more on the topic of my Grandpa in further posts, I haven’t decided yet. I will be working through thoughts for some time to come.


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