Monday, May 02, 2011
She was the person I could talk to about anything. She had a wicked sense of humour, and was the life of the party. She was sarcastic, and bossy. She was opinionated, and had no qualms about telling people exactly what she thought. I loved her despite (and maybe because) of all of that. She was so special to me.
I have some pretty amazing memories of times we spent together. I lived with my Grandparents for a full year after I graduated. It was a pretty awesome year. I got to know them even better than before. My Gram and I would stay up for hours playing cards, or just chatting. I am very grateful to have spent that time with her.
She was a collector of stuff, and a great Garage Saler. She taught me how to find the best stuff, and weed the seller down to half of what he wanted. :) She was always looking for a bargain! My Gram had a lot of stuff- and over the years I got quite a few hand-me-downs and such. This dog figurine came from her house a few years before she died. I begged her for it for years before she let me have it. My Grampa gave me the bracelet when she died. I keep them together, and it helps me to remember. It is my most favorite thing.
I am not one to remember dates and things usually- and in the past this date has come and gone without a blog post, or mention. This year was different. I have been thinking of her lots, remembering things we had done together, or one of her funny sayings. I found some old photos too. She was full of life, and attitude. I loved that about her. She really was an incredible person. I miss her so much.
I guess in the end all we have is our memories- and that's why I think it's so important to make those memories. I have learned that later, or tomorrow may never come and that I need to make time for the family I love now- while I still have them.