My grandma passed away unexpectedly on Sunday.
She is not the kind of gal that would want a lot of attention brought to her, but it wouldn't really be my style not to.
She was a wonderful woman.
Some of my earliest memories with her are when we'd go up to her cabin and when she made a deal with me - if I quit sucking my thumb, she would quit smoking. That was when I was five. I'm happy to say, we both had success.
I remember her and my grandpa taking my brother and me bowling. Man, they must have had a lot of patience.
I remember her teaching me how to play solitaire.
I remember when she survived breast cancer.
I remember her laugh.
I remember her fabulous sense of humor.
I remember thinking, "how in the heck can she drive from MN to MI without stopping to go to the bathroom?"
I remember how lucky she was at the casinos.
I remember how tasty her pasties were and that I'm thankful she has shared her recipe with me.
I remember how cool it was to have a 5 generations picture taken with her and great-grandma when Colton was born.
I remember how much she loved all of us.
I remember how much I love her.
Grandma, I know that you are in a fabulous place and that you are looking down at all of us and telling us not to be sad - that things are okay. That's just a little too hard right now. We will get there though. My wonderful memories with you will get me there.
Oh, and Colton was hoping that you could take care of Tag (his other grandpa and grandma's dog) now that you are both in Heaven. He's pretty sure you know how to take care of dogs.
We love you!