On Monday, July 8th, 2013 Grant’s Place was officially born; what a more perfect day than Grants 25th Earthy Birthday. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking… Do I continue to blog on our journey even after the big ‘announcement’? I thought about whether those who follow our journey will continue to do so. I’ve thought about the direction this blog will take along with where Grant’s Place will take us. Much like the birth of a child, the birth of Grant’s Place was revealed. The excitement and overwhelming response from loved ones means so much. From these thoughts I’ve understood this journey has only just begun. We will forever have to give Grant’s Place tender loving care. We will continue to help it grow in the most beautiful way possible. It brings our family closer just as Grant did the day he was born. This home gives my parents something to take care of with one less child on Earth.
I have clearly understood why Grant’s Place was a part of a big plan sent from heaven. This project not only honors the dreams of my brother, but it has built a solid foundation within my family. We have always been there for each other, but loosing Grant and this project has brought us to an unimaginable level of closeness. Grant pulled us closer as a family of 6 than ever before. He has shown us how much love and support we have from our extended family and friends. He has guided us to understand that all things are possible even when they seem impossible. The day I think something seems too difficult I can tell myself, ‘if I built a house I think I can do that…’
As for this blog… It will continue. We will share our feelings as they come or when our heart may find an epiphany. We will share our love built within Grant’s Place as he continues to build memories with us. His home will always welcome those who love him and need a quaint place to remember him.
“God GRANT me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.