Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Grandma (Grammy)


On Saturday February 13, my Grandmother Barbara passed away. It is so sad to think that she is no longer here, but i am relieved that she is pain free and with my Grandpa.I can't even begin to express what she means to our family, to me. My memories with her are always of laughter and fun times. I used to spend weeks with her and my Grandpa in the summer time, and they were the best weeks of the summer! I remember hours of playing double solitaire, long rose scented baths, collecting shells on the shores of their lake, watching made for tv movies, and grilled cheese with honey on top! My Grandma always took such good care of me, and of her whole family too. She was kind and nurturing and so fun to be around. I remember one time we drove her car without accelerating, just to see how far we could go without giving it gas. Those were the silly things we used to do when it was just me and her. My special bond with my Grandma always made me worry that I was going to lose her too soon. I don't think there was one trip I didn't take where i worried that something might happen to her and I wouldn't be near. I felt so close to her, and I loved her so much. But in retrospect I think that prepared me for when I did lose her. I had to be willing to let her go at anytime. She was a gift on loan to me, and it has been a blessing to have her in my life for 33 years. I will miss her dearly, but I am happy that she is in Heaven with my Grandpa enjoying all the beautiful flowers and birds! I love you Grammy.























(my high school graduation)


(always taking pictures!)


18 comments :

Kristina P. said...

Oh, Sabrina, I am so sorry about your grandma! She was so beautiful.

Michelle Ioapo A'etonu said...

Your grandma was gorgeous...and she looks like she she was just as much fun as you are. I'm sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers!

Erin said...

I love the pictures! I'm sorry you lost your grandma. But I'm also glad she is with your grandpa again! I'll be thinking of you.

Leslie said...

How sad to lose your grandmother, but I'm glad you are comforted by your memories. Thanks for sharing your photos and memories with us!

vibi said...

Those memories are so precious... thank you so much for sharing them with us.

All my sympathies.

Jennifer said...

Oh Sabrina, I am so sorry for your loss-grandmothers are so special.

What a gift it was that you had such a wonderful relationship with yours!

Hang in there. *hugs*

Sadako said...

Really sorry to hear this. This post was a great tribute to her, though. My thoughts are with you!

...sensible of shoe said...

She loved you so I am sure. I am sorry for your loss, she seemed like fun, sassy Grandma! Keep her alive wiht stories and photos!

Much love!

Rachel said...

Hugs and prayers to you and your family...I loved how friendly and fun your Grandma was...she always made made me feel welcome and I appreciated her warm generostiy. Love you.

SogniSorrisi said...

I'm very sorry for your loss.

What lovely photos and your grandmother was beautiful - always smiling!

xoxo

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother. She sounds like an inspirational woman--a true lady. How lucky to have known her and her wisdom!

Gracie said...

Agreeing with other comments and sentiment-- she seemed completely lovely and full of life. I would suspect that leaves a gaping hole. Sigh.

Mish Dish said...

Absolutely lovely photos. You can feel the love. It really is all about love in life. xo Mish

Heather of the EO said...

I honestly gasped looking at the photos. I see where you get those looks, lady.

I'm so sorry, Sabrina. This is so hard. Peace to you.

Mimi said...

Such a lovely tribute to your beloved grandmother. Wishing you many memories and peace to fill your heart.
Mimi

Teanna said...

Wow, I am so sorry to hear about your grandma. She was such a beautiful woman. Looking through those photos made me tear up a little bit. There is such beauty in old photos of relatives. Their youth and happiness is captured forever.

Sherley said...

Oh Sabrina I am sorry for your lost.

I lost my Grand-Maman 2 days after Christmas but her energy and spirit has definitely been passed on to my 2 year old daughter. Which is odd because her health starting going down about 2 to 3 months after her birth.

She was 87 years old.

My summers was the same as you, pure fun, laughter and spending it with her while my parents was running a new business. I learned a lot about hip hop it was the first time I heard of the music. :-) and boys plus her famous Tomato Jam - So good!

But the same with you I am happy to see she is now in peace and no longer suffering. Peace be with your Grand mother.

jodilee0123 said...

Awwww, sweetie! I am so very sorry! I'm so behind on everything and deeply apologize for the late condolences. Please let us know if there is anything we can do!

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