[My Daddy took this photo the first time he met my Mom's parents. :-)]
We used a portrait of her at my & JB's wedding for the newspaper; she never aged! (I hope those genes are in play with me! :-D)
The circumstances are obviously crushing, but we have personally been so blessed when it comes to all of the travel logistics to get us home to NC. On Saturday morning, I *NEVER* thought we'd be able to fly SATURDAY EVENING, but we were blessed by a BFF w/ airline connections to get us out on standby! ♥ I had a Sbux chai and an ENTIRE ROW to myself on the flight, w/ JB & the kids all together across the aisle ;-) More sweet friends are taking care of our Bonnie Blue beagle, and my BFF Jackie picked us up in ATL (the only standby flight was to ATL instead of CLT) and housed us overnight:
My cousins drove down to ATL to retrieve us Sunday morning for NC, and we were safe & sound with my mom by lunchtime. God answered all of our travel mercy prayers - praise!!!
I focused on the positive at her funeral on Monday: I was so happy to hug on & see so many precious people I haven't seen in years and be surrounded by family & love. ♥ We celebrated an amazingly blessed life with assured salvation!!!