Today was my grandmother's birthday. When she passed away 5 years ago her death was my first real adult experience with the death of someone close to me who I loved. She lived a long life (she met 5 great-grand kids) that ended as a result of her battle with lung cancer.
Some things I remember about her:
She loved to eat.
She was generous and always bought my sister and I things that my mom wouldn't.
She loved to read romance novels.
She raised 2 wonderful daughters and taught them how to be great moms.
She wasn't afraid to state her opinion, to hell what other people thought.
She always had her nails and hair done.
She stayed with us for 2 weeks after Lulu was born and held her and held her. She loved babies.
She told me stories about what life was like growing up in Vermont with lots of brothers and sisters.
She had great jewelry and she used to let me look in her jewelry box when I would visit her.
She always had M&M's or some other type of chocolate in her house.
I miss her. I feel her presence a lot. Even more now that Baby M is named after her. Sometimes Baby M looks at me a certain way and I just see my grandmother in her so clearly.
I wish my kids would have had a chance to know her and make some memories with her.
This video inspired me and comforted me today. Her words capture everything that I need/want to say. I hope it inspires you too.
We love and miss you, Grandma.