Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gram

Dorothy E.
(my Gram)
1917-2008


My Grandma died on Sunday in her home, sitting in her comfy chair. She wasn't sick, no diseases or serious illnesses, she even went for half of her daily mile walk that morning. She was 91, and it was just natural causes that got her. I already miss her a lot. She taught me how to sew and we have had countless conversations through the years about quilts, patterns, and crafty things.

Among the many things she made me since I was born, more recently she made me cloth animal books from old calendars to use in my classroom in the last six years, which my students love to look at. Even though I am sad and miss her, she is with my Grandpa now, who has been gone for 6 years. They were married for 60-plus years when he passed. Even before Grandma died, every time I used my sewing machine or bought fabric or did anything sewing related, I though of her, how she would be doing what I'm doing, only better. I looked at my sewing machine this morning and tears immediatly stung my eyes. I am so happy that she was here for my wedding showers (she helped plan one of them) and my wedding day, that she enjoyed herself there, and that she was able to meet her two newest great-grandchildren just last Thursday. I'm so thankful that I had her in my life this long. I miss you Gram. Love you always.

(Easter 2007)

6 comments:

Vader's Mom said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a sweet tribute.

Lori said...

I am sorry for your loss. Sounds like she led a blessed life.

doubleduty said...

Oh Lindsey, I'm so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tasha said...

I'm sorry for your loss, sending my thoughts your way!

la bellina mammina said...

My condolences Lindsey. My thoughts are with you.

~nOe~ said...

I'm sorry about your grandma :(
It's gonna be a year I lost mine, so I know of your pain.
My thoughts are with you.