Tuesday, September 22, 2009

my sweet Grammy

My Grammy with her older sister my Great Aunt Jean

My Grammy died on September 10th. We went to Moab, UT to be with family and to help with and attend her funeral services. I felt really proud of my family. The services were perfect. We had a viewing, a traditional funeral at the graveside, and a family memorial service up at Warner Lake. Warner was the place she loved. She said being there filled her soul. We told stories about her. More that made us laugh than made us cry. It seems she made everyone feel like family, and accepted us all in spite of our differences. I loved her very much. She was a huge influencing factor in my life. I feel different now. I have to be more of a grown up now. I am going to take some time and try to make my home look slightly more grown up. That sounds so funny, but I'm serious. Hopefully I'm capable of having a grown up house. I think some of the old college paintings might have to come down. Grammy was always one to get things done. I think I definitely inherited that. But I'm going to take some time to make sure I'm moving forward and getting the best things done. Move forward with a specific purpose. So I may be a little quiet here on my blog for a bit longer.

I'm thankful for many, many good memories. I'm especially thankful that I chose to live with her the summer after my freshman year in college. We had a lovely time together and she taught me to quilt, one of her greatest passions in life.


Beth said...

I am so sorry about your Grammy. I am sending you big hugs.

Amber said...

Is this the Grammy that we stayed with when we went out to Utah together? If so, she was a delightful lady that I won't ever forget. I am sorry to hear that you lost someone that you treasured so much. I am glad that she left you with so many memories that imprinted your soul. I love you!

P.S. Don't make your house TOO grown up, because your exhuberance is refreshing and it would be a cause to mourn if that changed. :)

mindy said...

I was so glad to have met her. She really did leave an impression on me, I think she was probably like that for many many people. She was everything a grammy should be. I am sorry for your loss, I know she will be deeply missed. ((((hugs))))

mandy said...

Sorry to hear about your Grammy. She sounds like an amazing person! (Funny that I had posted about my grandma too.) I have to agree with Amber- not too grown up... then it wouldn't be YOU! :) *HUGS*

Aleena Joseph said...

Your blog makes me smile, especially about grammy. I miss her too drea.
It'll be okay :)