That word means different things to different people.
For me, it meant my dad's mother that lived only a few minutes from us growing up, so we saw her and Grandpa Pete almost every day.
She loved reading book to us, and we loved sitting and listening to her. I won't ever think of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, The Butter Battle Book, or I'll Love You Forever without thinking of her.
When Grandpa died 6 years ago, she moved in with us, and became a very vital part of our lives! We would ask her advice from anything from the dress we were making to the guys that wanted to court us, to child rearing. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much, and loved for them to come out to her castle and play where she could watch them.
And then on October 31st, at about 11 in the evening, she slipped from this life into glory.
Yes, I'll miss her.
Yes, there are tears.
I tear up when I think about the castle without her,
or when I think that our children will grow up not knowing her.
But, some of the tears are happy ones...
Like when I think about all the good times we did have with her.
When I think about all of our friends that their grandmother lived far away, and so she 'adopted' them as grandchildren.
When I think that She is in no more pain.
When I Think that she is forever with The Heavenly Father
When I think of her reunited with her husband, Pete,
Her son, Roy.
Her favorite brother, Jack, that died in Pearl Harbor,
Her other 5 siblings,
Her best friends, Uncle Roma and Aunt Reba Anglin,
And many, many others!
She'll be singing with the saints!!!
I'll miss you Grandma!
But this is only a temporary goodbye!
I will see you again in heaven!!!
|Grandma and Grandpa on their wedding day <3|
|As young parents|
L-R Grandpa, Donna, Doris, Barbara, Charles and Grandma
|As older parents|
Donna, Charles, Daddy, Barbara, Doris
Grandpa, Roy, Grandma