Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sweet Grandma

It's so hard to believe that just a few weeks ago Josh and I were eating, playing cards, and visiting with my grandparents.  It still hasn't quite sunk in that Grandma passed away yesterday.  Everything just happened so quickly.  Our family is so thankful for all of your prayers and encouraging notes. 
Grandma was such a fun lady to be around.  If you ever knew my Dad, you should know that he got all his goofiness and laughter from his mom.  I remember the 2 of them wrestling when we were younger and being worried that Dad might hurt Grandma.  She would just laugh and scream.  For most of my life, my grandparents lived on a lake east of Dallas.  We always looked forward to fishing with Grandpa and then eating a huge dinner of bass, crappie, or catfish prepared by Grandma.  And I just loved Grandma's cooking- cinnamon rolls, cookies, big breakfasts, banana pudding, fudge, fish, etc.  It's sad to think we will never enjoy another meal prepared by our Grandma. 
Over the last 2 years since my Dad passed away, Grandma has told me countless times how much I take after him.  Well I think that he took after her, so I must have a lot of my Grandma in me.  I definitely inherited my Dad's nose, but can you tell where I got my eyes?
July 2010

I also got my Grandma's big toes.  I won't share that picture.  You're welcome.  Let's just say my brother calls them "paddle toes" because they are the shape of ping-pong paddles.  I don't really care.  When I look at them I think of my Grandma and smile.
Here are a few recent pictures.  Sweet Grandma, we will miss you.
July 2010

Making cinnamon rolls- October 2010
November 2009


Shelly said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Amber! I'll be thinking and praying for you and your family.

Alyson said...

I'm sorry you lost your sweet Grandma. It sounds like she was a huge blessing to you and to everyone around her. I'll pray for your comfort until you get to see her again in heaven.

Andrea C. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma passing away. May your sweet memories of her bring you much joy, though you may miss her so.

Kimber said...

I'm so sorry for you loss! Praying for you.