“Grief is kinda like birth only in reverse. You get the hardest feelings first and then
they spread out over time till you just hold the person in your womb with out pain,
but with love.” –Becky
November 8, 1914 – January 8, 2011
She was the “Salt of the Earth”
My 97 year old grandmother. She was so dear to me. She has been the “rudder in the waters of life” for my family, keeping us together. We knew she would leave soon but, it is always too soon.
She always spoke her mind, accepted what God gave her with such grace and always
saw the good in whatever was given. She was quick witted and “sharp as a tack”.
She read a book a day for as long as I knew her.
She worked hard during her lifetime.
She raised her brothers and sisters because
her mother passed away when she was a young girl.
She was a cotton farmer when she was younger and when she came to the city
she worked at a plant making tires. She was warm and gracious and always
made everyone feel welcome. She would make you laugh and see the humor in things.
She was the steady strong force in my life…she will be missed.
I wanted to say thank you to everyone for your kind words and comments.
It has meant so much to me during this time.
I was not able to attend my Father’s funeral, which deeply grieved me.
I know through it all, it was a gift to me.
One gift I received was a phone call I received from my sister.
She told me the caregiver for my grandmother said my grandmother was
reaching up into the room. The caregiver ask her what she was reaching
for and she responded, “Ed”.
The caregiver asked her if she was reaching for Ed? My grandmother responded, “Ed”
“Ed” was my father, actually Edwin. My grandmother called him both Ed and Edwin.
My grandmother was my mother’s mom and my Dad knew her from the time he was a little boy. He used to throw the newspaper to her.
My grandmother was seeing my dad, who just passed away….he was waiting for her, along with my mother.
I know there is a celebration in heaven….
When my sister told me this story, it brought me great comfort.
This is a time of intense transition and change on every level for me personally.
I promise I have some new things to share soon….
thank you <3