Sunday, April 30, 2023
From the moment I met Grandmom, she accepted me immediately. She loved me unconditionally as if I were her own grandchild. She told me “honey, you’re an answered prayer. For 2 years I prayed for you to be sent to Mark”
Our world will be different without her here with us but she told us many times in years prior..”I don’t want anyone to be sad when I go. It’s a celebration because I know where I’m going.” I’m sad she no longer gets to experience this life with us and watch our kids grow. Her relationship with God and her faith was so strong. She was ready to go home with God whenever he was ready for her.
She was- hands down, the best Grandmother. She never missed a birthday, she always called and sent a card even though we’d be seeing her later that day. She would mail the kids Highlight magazines. And I can’t tell you how many magazines subscriptions she signed me up for alone! I always had magazines sent from her. She would show up at my door with bags filled with books from the library for the kids. She’d play cars with them. She’d sit on the couch with the kids all covered with a blanket & watch tv. She would email me stuff for homeschooling and send the kids books for learning. She came over and taught me how to make Marks favorite cookie…at Christmas time, we would invite her over to bake Christmas cookies with the kids. We’d end the night with a cup of tea and the cookies made.
I’m thankful for the recipes she shared with me. She would remind me hundreds of times how eastern or Yukon gold potatoes are the only potatoes you should use for mashed potatoes. She warned me how some women get “nutty” with sharing recipes, that they’ll give you the recipe but change measurements so you can’t make it as good as them. She gifted me her first borns baby spoon when I had my first baby. She was always thoughtful, always loving..and as she got older- had no filter lol.
I’ll miss walking into her house, hearing her tv or computer on volume 100. I’ll miss talking to her, even if we had to yell for her to hear us. I’ll miss seeing lipstick marks on our cheeks from where she kiss us. I’ll miss her ranting about politics and the government. I’ll miss her telling stories about her raising her boys, her talking about her husband and her life. I’ll miss Mason standing next to her and teasing her that he’s almost as tall as her. I’ll miss a lot of things. But I am forever grateful for her, the time we had with her and the memories made. As you can tell, she was very special to us. She will always hold a special place in my heart. I hope one day I can be a Grandmom just as good as her and I can’t wait to hug her the day we’re together again.