Sunday, March 13, 2011

Time in Little Rock

Last month I went to Little Rock for my grandmother's funeral. The service was wonderful and it brought with it a very sweet closure to her amazing life. Not a day has passed that I haven't thought of her and the mark she left on our family. I was so blessed to get to experience the depth of a mother's love from not only my own mom, but in watching how my Mimi so fervently loved her own daughter. She blessed me with something not many people get to experience, and I can't wait to someday pass on the legacy of her love to my own children.

I stayed a few extra days to spend time with my family. The weather was gorgeous so one day my mom and I went on a walk and sat outside for a while. Losing my grandmother has brought forth so many emotions that I haven't dealt with about my Mom's Disease. Her death was one of the first big life events that we'd faced without my mom being with us. It was just another reminder that though she is still here, we've already lost so much of her. I decided while we were sitting outside that day it might help me to just tell her what I have been feeling over the past few months. So, I told her - my fears, hopes, and everything in between. And, while she didn't have much response, when I asked her if she thought everything would be OK she said, "Uh huh." Sometimes all you need is for your Mom to say everything will all be alright.


Carly Grace said...

so true. Praying for you right now! said...

wow...that made me cry. i'm sorry you have to go through this! May God give you strength.

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