There are no words to summarize the impact that this beautiful woman has had on my life. As a grandmother, she set an amazing example of what it looks like to serve the Lord and unconditionally love those around her and for that I am so, so grateful.
When I think about her, I think of hot summer days spent at her home on Serpent Lake. She’d always have new beach toys and our favorite snacks ready for us whenever we came over, welcoming any friends I happened to be bringing along with me that weekend. One time my entire senior class showed up in a school bus in their driveway to hangout for the day, and for grandma, one of the worlds greatest hosts, it was just another Thursday. 💕
I remember holding hands with her walking around her garden as she’d tell me all about her favorite flowers.
I remember walking to work from my uptown apartment and getting a phone call from her, and she told me she used to do the same same thing, when she lived in Lowry Hill and worked downtown with her girlfriends. At that point I suddenly realized how cool my grandma really was, and the vibrancy of the life she lived even before I knew her.. it is something I will always admire about her.
I’ll remember her smell, her jewelry and sparkly sweaters she’d wear on special occasions.
I’ll remember crying in her arms when my first dog passed away.
I’ll remember the purple teddy bear she gave me after a surgery that I always held onto... and giving it to her a few weeks ago when she wound up in the hospital.
Whether it was grandparents day, a volleyball game or one of my musicals, she was always there, present, enthusiastic and supportive. She was amazing. The epitome of a life filled with meaning and joy.
I’m honored to be a part of her legacy.
I love you grandma. I am so glad you are finally healed and whole and reunited with Jesus in heaven, and like my sister said, dancing around with your tambourine. ❤️
We love you, we love you, we love you.