Celebrate the Everyday

4/25/2014


My grandma turned 87 on Tuesday, but Tuesday wasn't just her birthday, it was also the ninth day of her treatment for colon cancer. I've been feeling lots of things lately. Angry that my grandma is in pain and in the hospital away from my grandpa, her husband of 65+ years. Sad for my mom having to see her mom go through this. But I am working on feeling grateful that she has had such a long life and is such a fighter to go through treatment. Grateful for my own health. For my family and friends. We're always grateful that it's Friday but let's all try to practice gratitude every day. 

I debated writing about this, but ultimately decided to because even though blogging is about Instagrams of lattes and compiling online wishlists, it's also about sharing what's going on behind the pretty pictures. Have a good weekend lovelies.


An interesting read on Prada Marfa.

Growing up, I was lucky enough to spend many spring breaks at the Coral Beach Club in Bermuda, so I was excited to see some scenes from Gray Malin's trip there.

Obsessed with this Rebecca Taylor dress. Elizabeth scooped it up and I can't to see how she styles it.

I've been eyeing these shoes for ages. Should I finally just pull the trigger?

Ordered this body scrub after reading Grace's review.

Congrats to Jacquelyn on four years of blogging!

And congrats to Jane on her sweet baby boy.

Speaking of mothers, did you see this video?

An argument for making your bed.

And in case you missed it:

Raluca stopped by to share her Perfect Sunday earlier this week.

This spring-y top is from Kohl's!

Pinhole Press does Mother's Day (and they do it well).

An honest review of oil pulling.

P.S. We didn't forget. We'll announce the winner of our Seawicks giveaway on Monday.

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10 comments:

Jillian Manesh said...

praying for your grandma and entire family -- i am sure it has to be really hard to have someone close in the hospital. wishing her peace and recovery!

xo jillian - cornflake dreams

birdie to be said...

Gorgeous flowers. Thinking about you and your family today.

Johanna said...

I think I need that Rebecca Taylor dress...that is beautiful. I'm addicted to lace this season.

Annie Reeves said...

I really enjoyed what you said about blogging being about the pretty things, but also the real things - I think it's so important to find a good balance! Praying for your grandmother and family. xo

Linh Vo said...

Awww so sorry to hear about your grandmother. Sending good thoughts and prayers her way. I am going to a similiar situation right now and it's so tough :/ But, I know God is always good and sometimes, we just have to go on faith. In the mean time, having a great support system for your grandparents is key and just your presence helps through these rough times :)
Linh
http://abeautifulrawr.com

Erin said...

Your grandma shares a birthday with my brother, and my own grandmother's birthday was Wednesday of this week, too. She turned 89, and has had her share of health scares in the past six months. So I'm sending lots of good thoughts for your whole family. I know how scary hospitals can be, and how vulnerable you feel. Hugs. xo

Mary Jo said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your grandmother Kirby. I've been through it with a parent and know how hard it is on so many levels. That said, I think you should pull the trigger on those shoes, life is short :)
xo Mary Jo

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

oh i am so sorry. my grandfather passed this last year at 89, and while it was so sad to see him suffer in those last months, like you i also found myself feeling really grateful that he was able to live such a very long life. but still, it's tough. lots of well wishes your way, and of course for your grandmother! xo

17 Perth said...

Oh gosh. That has to be so hard to watch her go through that. I'm so sorry. And I know it must be tough for her to be away from her husband. 65 years is just awesome!! Thinking and praying for her for a full and quick recovery!

Lauren said...

Holding you and your grandma in the light. I'm glad you did write about it, even though it isn't your normal fare. I think it's important that we share our everyday lives and the more people that can spare a thought for your family the better, right? You got 'em from me! XO