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I promised all sorts of Christmas craziness last week (it's still coming), but had an unexpected family situation arise. It's with a heavy heart that I share some personal news with you. Sadly, my grandma passed away on Monday morning. I have been out of town this week to spend time with my family. As heartbreaking as her loss has been for all of us, we have had some light moments and hearty laughs remembering how much fun she was. I have found this the easiest way to cope with the gap left behind. My grandma was so many things, to name a few:
- a fantastic chef and baker - the center of so many family gatherings.
- had the best laugh - a throaty noise followed by silent hysterics (if you weren't already laughing, you couldn't help but to join in).
- a lead foot - pedal to the metal for my granny!
- she despised being called granny - it made her feel old (which of course, inspired us to whip it out every now and then).
- so very stylish- always dressed to perfection. I used to spray her fancy perfumes or play with her cosmetics every time I went in to her bathroom (shhhhh).
- she was so stylish, she made sure that we were stylish too. To the tune of boutique dresses for our entire childhood.
- hated the rain - it ruined her hair. So she wore rain hats.
- when my grandpa was still alive, it was tradition to get a shiny loony (Canadian $1 coin for those of you not familiar with our currency) every time you visited them. They kept them in film caps in a drawer special for when the grandkids came over. It was so exciting for us (keep in mind, loonies were pretty new when we were little... we're talking about the late 1980's!).
I'm going to miss her like crazy, but my head and heart are full of happy memories of her. I'm hoping that her and my grandpa are catching up over the last couple decades and watching over us down here.
I'll be back later on this weekend, promise.