Sunday, August 23, 2009
Remembering my Grandma Jean
Today my awesome Grandma Jean went home to be with Jesus. We have been expecting it but even as the day came no one was ready. My grandma was a special lady. I would love to give her a hard time. Many years ago she broke her wrist and I would tease her about chasing down me a grandpa, her reply would be I can live on my own just fine, i don't need no man. Every summer she would come and stay with us when I was growing up. Every time she came and visited i would measure her height to see how short she got and measure me to see how tall I was getting.Probably not the nicest thing to do but i was a kid and thought it was great when i actually was getting taller than someone. She made the best strawberry jam even now I can close my eyes and remember the taste of it on a piece of toast. Later on after I married she would stay at my Aunt's but the last couple of years she could not come out due to her health. She was here when my daughter was born over 24 years ago. I remember going to the dr that day and being told I needed to get to the hospital so the Dr. could due a emergency c-section. My mom,grandma and me got in the truck to go to the hospital. On the way over to the hospital me and grandma started laughing because we were not sure if we were going to get there in one piece because of my mom's driving. It was only a couple of miles to the hospital but It seem like it took forever. My mom rode the rear end of every car that got in front of us and me and grandma had our own imaginary brakes. She watched Amanda when i first came home so that I could finish out the last few days of school. She loved to quilt but a few years ago she had to quit because of losing her eyesight. I started quilting a few years before she had to quit so it was really nice when I was able to talk with her about what she was doing and what i was doing. Even though these last few years have been really hard on my grandma, you would never hear her complain. She lived her life they way I hope to live mine, to be thankful for what god has given you and to life each day to your best. She will be missed.She would always thank you when you called to check up on her. Well grandma Iwould like to thank you for being such a terrific grandma, you will always be with me.