Last Sunday my grandmother passed away. She broke her hip about a week before and then got pneumonia. She was 89 and in good health before the hip incident, so it was kind of a surprise how quickly she went. But we are grateful that she didn’t have to be in pain for very long. And, fortunately for me, Simon and I were flying in this week anyway so we were able to go to the funeral, which we probably would not have been able to do otherwise.
My grandma was many things that I hope to be. A great mom, a good cook, an excellent listener and always very stylish. She was also a great example to me of getting as much education as you can and not making excuses for yourself. She and my grandpa would go on long walks together as often as they could and loved to take drives through the mountains and be out in nature. They had a great relationship and were always laughing at each other’s jokes. I look forward to when Micah and I have been together that long and still don’t tire of each other. I am so grateful for all that she taught me and all that she was.