My Grandma

my grandma

This last week or so hasn’t been the greatest for me. I struggled with whether or not I should even talk about it here, but ultimately decided it was too important to me not to mention. So here it goes…

My grandma passed away last week. And this loss has hit me pretty hard. We were very close. I don’t really even know what else I can say, except for this…

When I was little we lived less than a block away from each other. My mom or dad would watch me walk a few houses down and I’d turn the corner to find my grandma outside waiting a few more houses away. I think that time with her when I was little made a big impact on the kind of relationship I had with her for the next twenty something years. She was funny and strong-willed. And she would ask you if you wanted something to eat every half hour. ‘Let grandma fix you something.

I remember sitting next to her at her dining room table before I was old enough to have my feet touch the ground, as she worked on quilt patches and we drank iced tea. No doubt her special cinnamon crust she made every time I came to visit was in the oven baking too.

I’m so happy for all the memories that I have of her, but sad that there won’t be any more. I was fortunate to have seen her just days before she passed away, on the way back from my trip to Craftcation. But I really can’t believe I will never get another chance to see her again. I’m going to miss her terribly. And I’m not sure how much that fact has even sunk in yet.

-Brittni

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Sending love and hugs, Britt. Still so sorry to hear about your grandma, but glad you have so many wonderful memories with her. We’re all here for you when you need us.

Kelly @ Studio DIY

Thank you Nan.

papernstitch

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I know how you feel when someone special in our lives passes away. Sending you lots of hugs.

Nan

Thanks Chelsea. I was thankful to have been able to see her for a couple of days right after I left LA the other week but still can’t believe I won’t have the chance to see her again. I am sorry to hear about your grandma as well. As you said, grandmas are most definitely special.

papernstitch

Sending so much love, doll. I lost my Grandma last year and it’s a spot that no one could ever replace — Grandmas are beyond special. Mine was always telling us to “rest our eyes” when she thought we needed a nap. 🙂 I love that you chose to share here — after all, we’re only human. And we’re all sending you the biggest support. xo

Chelsea C.

You are so right Audrey. Thank you for stopping by and sending some kind words and virtual hugs my way.

papernstitch

So sorry to hear this, Brittany – I know exactly how you feel, our grandmas seemed very much alike, it’s hard to loose the people that made such an impact on us when we were little. Take it easy on yourself, take the time you need to grieve her loss. Sending you lots of hugs.

Audrey - This Little Street

Thanks for sharing your story Nykisha. Sorry to hear about your loss as well.

papernstitch

I’m so sorry for your loss! But I hope you find comfort in knowing that you do have those memories to cherish with her forever. I too lived right next door to my grandmother my entire life. We played outside of her house everyday, and she always had lemonade and iced tea ready for us when we were done. She was my family’s backbone ….

She passed away while I was at college, and I had seen her a few weeks prior to that. Although it’s been 9 years now, I still miss her more than anything, more than any words can ever say. And honestly, every time I even think about her, her name, her house, her memory, a tear comes to my eye.

She also loved to quilt and she’s the one who taught me to crochet! So by starting up my store on Etsy, where I feature crocheted and knitting items, I feel like I will always have a little piece of her with me every day.

Once again, please accept my condolences, I know how hard this is for you!

Take care,
Nykisha

Nykisha

Thank you McKenna. I greatly appreciate that.

papernstitch

My dear, I am so sorry for your loss. I am so glad that you have so many wonderful memories with your sweet grandma. Thank you for sharing your sentimental thoughts, I hope that your week is a little less painful. Love you much! I will be praying for you. xx. McKenna Lou
http://www.lynnandlou.com

McKenna Ryan

Thank you Alysa. Sorry you found me on such a somber day.

papernstitch

I just discovered your site this morning. I’m so very sorry to hear about your grandma passing away. Hoping a sense of peace washes over you in the coming weeks.

Alysa

Thank you coffee mornings.

papernstitch

May her soul rest in peace. Sorry about your loss; just be strong and everything will be okay.

Coffee mornings

Thanks Sherry.

papernstitch

I’m so sorry for your loss but I’m glad for you in that you are one of the lucky ones that have such wonderful,happy memories of your grandma. This will help you through this sad time.

Sherry

Thank you Melanie. I definitely will cherish those moments I had with my grandma and I hope that you will continue to make new ones with your grandmother as well. Wishing her (and you) the best!

papernstitch

I am so sorry to hear about your loss Brittni. My grandmother has also not been well recently and I can’t imagine the day that I won’t have her in my life. Grandmothers hold a very special place in our lives, and as you said, you have so many wonderful memories of your time with yours. It sounds like there was a love there that will always remain, no matter if you can’t be together physically. Keep cherishing those memories.

MelanieR
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