Leah Mullett Photography

happy tears

the past few days have been spent mourning the loss of matthew’s grandfather, donald ‘jack’ mcelwee. today we shared stories, shed tears, but also celebrated his life and how many people he touched. death is such a confusing thing and everytime i attend a funeral, i am reminded of that. i tried to smile throughout the day as much as possible remembering that he is with God and this is a happy thing, but it is human nature for us to mourn and be sad. he will be missed and i am sooooo lucky and fortunate to have had him in my life for the past nine years and so thankful for him and all he has done for matthew and especially for loving us so much. i never thought i could be so in love with someone else’s family.

I loved sharing the story with those who didn’t know that grandpa jack was the only person in my whole life who called me leigh … or lee. he was well aware when he met me nine years ago it is leah, but nope … he liked to call me lee. and i loved it. but only from him. a special memory i will remember about him always.

so today is a happy day. he is laid to rest and no longer suffering. of course with funeral and visitation being the past few days … our weekend went by pretty fast and now we’re so confused on what day it is. tomorrow afternoon i will be back in the office working on getting caught up so thank you to all my patient clients and blog readers, i have so much to share.

here is a photo of grandpa jack, one of my favorites.




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  1. Lauren Gladding
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    Thinking of you guys today. Glad to see that you have found a way to stay positive through such a tough few days. And what a great photo of him!