A letter to my Grandma

Dear Grandma,
 When you passed on Wednesday it was hard to comprehend. I was by your side all day and yet all I could picture was you cooking, you laughing, you so full of life. You are the classiest lady I have ever been blessed to know. I only wish to be half as classy as you were in life. 
 You used to tell me stories of living in the 1940-50's and oh, how I envied you! But listening to your stories and learning from you almost filled my love for that time period. When I learned of what you went through to marry Grandpa Sam while you were an airline stewardess, it only instilled more love and admiration for you. 
It's hard to believe you're not here anymore. But I know you are in Heaven with Grandpa Sam and my Papa. One of my favorite things about your personality was your consistency with every aspect of life. I full-heartedly believe I inherited parts of your personality and that love for consistency is one of the main and best parts. 

My love for you reaches no bounds and I thank you for raising a wonderful father. Because of you, I am blessed with a father unlike any other. So thank you Grandma, thank you for this blessed life you've given me and the memories of Hawaii and Carmel that will never, ever leave my mind. Every time we go to Carmel your memory and smile will be with us.

Love you,


Amira said...

I'm so sorry for you loss, she sounds like an incredible woman!

laurenjeanallece said...

Oh Allie, I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you and your family.

What's wonderful is that this post was not full of sadness, but of the joy at knowing and learning from such an amazing woman!

Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

Allie - thank so much for stopping over. I could not find your email, so writing you a little note here:) I am sorry to hear about your Grandma, but she seems like an amazing woman...