Arts Fest and Farewells


There were a lot of mixed emotions this week. With our last finals week coming up starting Monday and spring formal scheduled for tonight as sort of a last hoorah, Josh and I were already experiencing a lot of stress–both good and bad.

Mid-week, we found out that Josh’s grandma had seriously deteriorated health-wise, and she passed away shortly after we received this news. We dropped everything and made a trip down to Pennsylvania for the funeral.

As sad as it is to lose Grammie, it was really a blessing to be able to reconnect with family who we haven’t seen in a very long time. I know it did a world of good for Josh in terms of grieving. We had just arrived in Spain when Grammie’s husband Poppy passed away last year. We were unable to attend his funeral, so we weren’t about to miss this one.

We all grieved together, said our goodbyes, and were then able to enjoy our family members. Josh’s parent’s and sister took us to the local Arts Festival today, and we were reminded of how important it is to make and cherish memories with the loved ones still here on earth with us.


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