Hey guys, it's been a while since writing in here. Although my heart has been desiring more writing and sharing here, I haven't had the focus to sit down and write lately. Anyway..
One week ago, my sweet, sweet grandma passed away. Honestly you guys, to know this woman was to love her. Completely and fully. Adam said that when he thinks of her he thinks of only love. And honestly, he never even knew my grandma before her dementia kicked in. But even through all of the suffering of that disease, up until the very end, she radiated and exemplified pure love. It was incredible to see.
I drove home to Michigan last week with both kids to be with her in her final days. I wouldn't trade that time for anything on this earth. I got to be with my incredible family as we all got to slowly say our goodbyes and thank her for every last thing that she has given us, which let me tell you, was a lot.
At her memorial service this past Sunday, my uncle John said some amazing words about her life and what she achieved. Something I think I will literally never forget is when he said this:
"Mom wasn't the CEO of any company, but she was the CEO of our home. She made an incredible home for us, raised us, made us all feel so loved no matter what we did in our lives". I am probably paraphrasing what he said a little but the CEO part is pretty accurate and when he talked about this I just wanted to yell HALLELEJUH!!! It was so true and I can only strive to be like this incredible woman. She was the CEO of their home and she had five beautiful children, and was not given the easiest of circumstances. She made each of them feel so loved, and that love extended to her grandchildren, her neighbors, her sisters, her friends.
Tears stream down my face as I write this, and I know that no words will do her story, her life, and her self justice. I just needed to write a little bit about this woman who so tenderly touched so many peoples lives.
Thank you, grandma, for being the woman you were. I still feel your deep, immense love, and I pray to be more like you every day. Rest easy, and say hi to sweet Ray for us all. LOVE YOU TO THE MOON!