ChellBell's friend, Sarah, came over and the two (with some help from the Dads) built a 6 1/2 foot snowman complete with scarf, hat, and chenille moustache. I was so impressed at what the
Dads girls accomplished! Sadly, the temperature started rising, and slowly the snowman began to lean waaaay to the left. And then he started melting. For days, there was just a small pile of ice sitting where the snowman once stood tall. And just a few days ago the ice completely disappeared, leaving us with only memories of our record snow fall.
This week has been crazy for our family, including the burial of "Glen-Paw", who has served the role as my Grandpa for the past 30 years, a robbery at my parents' house, and making some difficult decisions regarding my Grandma's health and treatment. Earlier this week we went to spend some time with Grandma in the hospital -- her health is declining daily, and we believe we are nearing her last few days. It was a shock to walk into her hospital room and see a much different woman than I had seen just weeks before. As happens with age, her body is failing and she is weak. It reminded me of that snowman that the girls built, who used to be standing tall and proud, but is slowly becoming just a small resemblance of what used to be.
And just like the snowman, I am bracing myself for the day when she will be no more. Where even the small pile of snow will completely disappear. And we will be left with only our memories.
But oh, we will be so thankful for the memories!