” Just Know I Say I Love You And Hello Forever ” is one of the last coherent things my sweet Gram said to me. She was in CCU at the hospital and she knew she was getting ready to take her final journey. It means so much to me, that I got it tattooed on my forearm, so I can always look at it and she will always be right within arms reach.
Thanksgiving is spent at Gram and Gramp’s house every year. I have been dreading it. I know as soon as I walk in that house and she is not at the stove, and then not at her chair, I am going to be a puddle. I have been trying to prepare myself as best I can, but I am failing. I miss her so very much. I’m kinda hoping that writing this today will help me.
Honestly, its not like I have not dealt with loss before, I have. Plenty of folks have left us for better places. I just miss her so terribly.
It’s no secret I love bread . I love my rolls too. And every year I would walk in and Gram would say to me how she got some nice rolls for dinner. That came across my mind yesterday and I lost it. It’s funny how the little things bring back the most memories.
I know the best way to handle it and to honor her is to go today so we can all be together like she would of wanted. I just wish she was here instead. Not to mention, this will all happen again on Christmas Eve because that is another holiday spent at their house.
So – to honor my Gram I am sharing with you some photos of this amazing woman. Things that bring such joy to me when I see them.
These are just some of the pictures I have . Gram loved all of us so very much and she made sure we always knew it.
I am blessed. I am honored. I am thankful. I am lucky. I had 35 years with an incredible woman in my corner. My children had the rarity of having a long relationship with a great grandparent, who she adored and they adored her. My husband got another grandmother. My friends got another grandmother.
She was everyone’s Gram. That was so evident during her services.
On Thanksgiving , she would always make sure everyone had a plate to eat before she would even allow anyone to prepare anything for her. I feel like I should bring her a plate today , and maybe I will.
Hug your loved ones tight, let them know how much you love them, EVERYDAY.
No matter how old they are , no matter how sick, no matter how healthy, no matter how far you are. Let those you love know they are loved.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone,