Archives for March 2017


Losing A Loved One

Losing a loved one

For those of you who have lost a loved one you were very close to, my heart goes out to you this week. You see, I have been very fortunate in that I’ve never lost someone who owned a piece of my soul. I’ve lost family members who I’ve had strained relationships with or classmates that were acquaintances and those were sad, lost times, but recently I lost a piece of me. I lost my grandmother.

My grandmother, Ethel, was what I call my kindred spirit. She was the only other person in the family who was blonde haired and blue eyed, and we both burned in the sun. She was sassy, opinionated and incredibly strong. When I was younger I idolized her, going as far as to get a perm (actually it took 2) so I would look like her and Shirley Temple (who we watched together).


But enough about what a great idea that was. The point is she was the light of my life. She helped me raise money so I could go to Japan as an exchange student, made sure I was never without and was pretty much the best grandmother on the face of the earth. She was hilarious as well. Her best friend’s name was Hazel and everyone nicknamed them Thelma and Louise because their adventures were the best. You could say she had personality.

So this week I am taking some time to remember and decompress. The huge, massive sobs I heaved this week were some of the biggest of my life. Here’s to grandmothers that make our lives fulfilled and special. Goodbye Gram.