|Grandpa and Grandma|
at the left is a picture of my grand parents when they are just starting out. it's that loving life that i want to celebrate.
grandma passed away a couple of thursdays ago. i'm so proud the way she lived her life. she made it through a lot of struggle and strife, raised a great family, took care of grandpa when he got sick, and touched many lives. she was the kind of woman who lifted people up.
she loved to garden. when i left home to head up north to see her this last time, my yard and plants were just coming out of the ground. it is only fitting then that when i got home from that weekend, my plum tree was blooming, the grapevine on my deck bloomed, the lilacs were flowering, my peonies were 3 1/2 feet tall, the flowering crabapple tree was blossoming - as if offering a silent tribute to her.
she loved butterflies and pansies, peonies and us. we never doubted that. i miss you, grams.