Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Update: He’s Gone

A big huge hug to all of you for your thoughts and prayers. We got a phone call yesterday afternoon that Jon’s sweet grandpa had passed away.

jon'sgrandpa* Here is a shot from our wedding. Jon’s grandpa is directly below him. 

We both stopped working for the day and went off to grandma’s house to check on her. She’s handling things as well as can be expected. At times she is okay and you can even get a smile out of her, but just as quickly it can turn to her sobbing that, “he’s gone.” Over and over again. She was the only boy she ever dated, her one true love so it’s understandable that she is so upset.

Plans have been made, family is coming in from around the US and wakes will take place Thursday evening, Friday afternoon and evening with the funeral on Saturday.

I’m taking the rest of the week off. I feel insanely guilty about not posting or commenting this week, but then again I feel insanely guilty going on like nothing has happened. So I think it’s best that I take a couple days off and throw myself into helping out however I can with Jon’s grandma.

If you need me I’ll be checking my email:





Blogger Kristen said...

aw, I know it is going to be tough for everyone, you are all in my thoughts & prayers.

August 26, 2009 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger The Southern Lady said...

Camila, of course you should take time off. Family first. Pulling together during this time will make all the difference in the world. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with Jon, yourself, and his sweet grandmother.

August 26, 2009 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

take all the time you need. you and the fam are in our prayers

August 26, 2009 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

I'm so sorry, Camila. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs! xoxo

August 26, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Starry Night Design Studio said...

So sorry to hear...

August 26, 2009 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...


You don't know me, but I love your blog and I really enjoy reading it everyday.

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I lost all of my grandparents by the time I was 20, and I loved them so much. Not a day goes by that I don't miss them. So I know how painful this time is. But being with family and remembering all the wonderful memories will give you the strength to get through it.

You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care,

August 26, 2009 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Kristen Sara said...

Hang in there... and know that there are lots of thoughts and prayers being sent your way. It sounds like Grandpa was an amazing man, and touched all of your lives... hopefully those memories of him are a comfort to you during this tough time.

August 26, 2009 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

My thought are with you and Jon's family.

August 26, 2009 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Design Esquire said...

My thoughts are with you and Jon's family.

August 26, 2009 at 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that! Don't feel guilty about taking the time off - you need it and so does your family!

August 26, 2009 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Miss Madras said...

I'm sorry to hear of his passing. Please do not feel guilty. We will all be here reading your wonderful posts when you get back. Family needs your cheerfulness more right now.

August 26, 2009 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

I'm thinking about you and your family!!

August 26, 2009 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. We are getting ready to make a farewell trip to PA to say goodbye to my husband's grandpa.

August 26, 2009 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Take time to be with your family. Your blog family will be here when you get back.

August 26, 2009 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Oh, camila, so so sorry to hear that he's gone. My heart especially goes out to your husband's grandmother, the loss sounds like it will be great for her, but he's definantly not suffering any longer, praying for you and your family.

August 26, 2009 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

No need to feel guilt about not posting. I too took time off when my family was going through this. I'm still praying and thinking of you all, especially Jon's Grandmother. Sincerely, Sarah

August 26, 2009 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! My condolences to you and your family.

August 26, 2009 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

I am so so sorry to hear this. Please know that my thoughts are with you and Jon and the rest of your family at this time.

Two months later my Grandma is still sad that my Grandpa is not around and I swear the best thing I could do for her is just call, visit, send her notes in the mail and just keep her smiling and surviving as she says :)

Take all the time you need and do not even think about feeling guilty! We will all be here with big hugs for you whenever it is that you come back!


August 26, 2009 at 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry for you and your husband (and the entire family). My prayers are with you all.

August 26, 2009 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

So sorry to hear about your family's loss. Don't feel at all guilty about taking a week off-we are only human after all and need a break every now and then. Take care.

August 26, 2009 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Re:Fresh Design Studio said...

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. No need to feel guilty about not posting-everyone understands that family comes first. My prayers are with you guys!

August 26, 2009 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Christen said...

I am sure all of your readers understand that you need to take a few days off. Such a loss is so devastating. I will be thinking of you and your family!

August 26, 2009 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger New England Girl said...

Aw, hon... I am SO sorry to hear about this unfortunate loss. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Sending hugs and love your way! xoxo.

August 26, 2009 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger erika said...

So sorry for your loss. Will keep your family in my prayers!!!!

August 26, 2009 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

August 26, 2009 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

I completely understand you taking a few days off mourn the loss of your sweet Grandfather in law. I hope you are there to support Jon as much as possible. My love and prayers to both of you.

August 26, 2009 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Yansy said...

Sweetie, don't feel guilty. Is only normal to take some time off to be with your family. We'll be here waiting for more fabulous post.

August 26, 2009 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

I'm terribly sorry for your loss. Take care.

August 26, 2009 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Lynett said...

I'm so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

August 26, 2009 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Under a Green Roof said...

may "peace beyond all understanding" be with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.


August 27, 2009 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

So so very sorry and am keeping y'all in my prayers. Grandparents are the best and I know his spirit will forever be alive in your family!

August 27, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Scientific Housewife said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Take as much time off as you need to make sure everyone is fine.

August 27, 2009 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Oh Camila, I am so sorry to hear that. Don't feel guilty about taking time off, blogs are great but they are far from the most important things in our lives. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.



August 27, 2009 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Sarah's Fab Day said...

Thinking of you and your family. You are all in my prayers.

August 27, 2009 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger PS~Erin said...

Hang in there. Hug lots. Feel no guilt. Thinking of you.

August 27, 2009 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...

sending love your way.

August 27, 2009 at 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Camila, I'm so sorry to hear this. You must be so sad, and I'm glad you are there for your family. Please don't feel guilty for taking time off from blogging. Take care of your family and yourself! You are all in my thoughts.

August 27, 2009 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

August 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of love and hugs to you and your family. Take care.

August 27, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger pve design said...

Family should come first. My heart goes out to you and your family.

August 27, 2009 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Tamstyles said...

My prayers go out to your family in this time.

August 28, 2009 at 1:32 AM  
Blogger Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Camilla, so sorry for your hubby & family's loss. Take good care & some time off for yourself.

August 28, 2009 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Honeygo Beasley said...

Deepest sympathy to you and your family ...

August 28, 2009 at 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Camila-I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your family. I will keep you all in my prayers and I wish you peace during this tough time.

August 29, 2009 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger nkp said...

So very sorry to hear this. I hope you all can find some peace now. My thoughts go out to all of you, especially to Grandma, it must be unspeakably painful for her to experience a loss of this magnitude. I am truly sorry.

August 31, 2009 at 8:27 PM  
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September 1, 2009 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger Elise said...

Hi, just had to leave a note for you to say what a beautiful blog you have here. Interesting, creative posts and great pictures as well - perfect ! Thank you for sharing them and best wishes...

September 1, 2009 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Blair said...

I am so sorry! My thoughts are with you and your family. love, blair

September 1, 2009 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

don't you feel guilty for a second for being with your family. i'm so sorry for your loss and i'm thinking about you.

September 1, 2009 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Pink Wallpaper said...

i am sooo sorry. my thoughts are with you.

September 1, 2009 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Bungalow Home said...

so sorry for your loss. You and family are in my prayers.

September 1, 2009 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Vitania said...

My deepest sympathy for your loss Camila - to you and your family, and especially grandma.

September 1, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

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