Blogging has been a bit slow around here lately. We lost a dear dear member of our family. Our beloved Grandma Connie. She lived a good, happy, beautiful life. She adopted so many of us as her grandchildren and when she hugged you, she hugged you with a deep and real love. It’s something I will always remember about her. We spent yesterday honoring her life and then I was able to spend some good quality time with my cousins who I had not see in a while. I am filled with gratitude for the closeness of my family and it’s times of loss that really seem to shake us to our core and remind us just how precious life is. The priest at the service said something that really struck a chord with me. He said, “At birth you are the only one crying while everyone else is smiling. At death, you are the only one smiling while everyone else is crying.” I am choosing to focus on the smile and the arms wide open welcoming Grandma Connie home. via Thanks for letting me share. And for any of you who are suffering a loss right now or know that the end is near for someone you treasure, I am sorry. It is painful and real. And yet such an obvious reminder to appreciate this life we have and the time we have to make amends, travel, love, savor and behold. And to simply appreciate the very tiny moments that light us up on the inside.
Courtney, so very sorry for your loss. "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."
marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says
So sorry for your loss. God Bless.
Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com says
You are making me cry reading this. I always worry that the time is near the end so I call my almost 92 year old grandmother who lives in California as often as I can because I wanted to hear her voice. I'm sorry for your loss.
Sorry honey…lifting you up in prayer today.
So, so sorry for your loss. Grandmothers are dear and special people in our lives.
Sarah Dahl says
So very sorry for your loss…sending thoughts and prayers your way!
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Grandma Connie. I love what the priest said. Thank you for sharing that. Sending you a big hug my friend and keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Leanne Wight says
I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my dad last week and I understand the sorrow and heartache that can bring, but you are so right that it is a blessed time to treasure fond memories with family and dear friends that you haven't seen in ages. I will be praying for peace & comfort for your family.
So sorry for the loss of your Grandmother. I do love what the priest said at the service — it's so true! And, on a happier note, just gotta love Winnie the Pooh — he has the most heartfelt sayings that are timeless.
Erin Fairchild says
Sending love and happy thoughts your way!
Her Heartland Soul
Leslie Moore says
Love you friend ❤️
So sorry for your loss sweet friend. I am glad you have so many great memories and they she touched so many lives. Lots of Love and Prayers flowing your way!
Emily W says
I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandma Connie. It is always hard to lose a loved one.
I am sorry to learn of your great loss. My condolences and prayers to you and your family.
What a loving tribute to your Grandma Connie. Take care.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas
Ann + Robert says
I'm so sorry about your Grandma. I know how it feels and it hurts so much. 🙁
Emily A. Clark says
Courtney–So sorry to hear about your grandmother. My sweet granny passed away 13 years ago today. How wonderful she was! I'm sure they're hitting it off now 🙂
Megan // Honey We're Home says
I'm so sorry for your loss Court. I'll call u tomorrow.