Some of you have heard, my sweet Gram left this world that had become so difficult for her Saturday afternoon. I just read my friend Tif's post today and she put it perfectly, " death, even of a person who is very old and has been very sick, never feels like relief even though people say that all the time, but instead leaves a space like a hole in the universe that only that unique individual can fill. " That is it exactly, there will never be another character in the make-up of my life like my Gram.
So now we begin the week of preparing to celebrate her. There is something in my makeup that insists I make something. I am such a weirdo. What I come up with may just end up being my own little therapy but I have a plan and I need suggestions. I went through the boxes of pictures and cards my Gram had saved through the decades. Let's say that if she ever forgot how loved she was it was not for lack of having been told! Her three boys, hubby and even grandkids had written and sent loads of cards. And she saved every. single. one. That is a lot of cards let me tell you! But when I found the ones from her boys when they were just little guys, six or seven it made we want to go buy a giant box to keep every card my kids ever give me. So here some of them are. Pretty isn't she? I am thinking of making a great big collage out of all of this. Anyone ever done such a thing? Seen such a thing? Have any suggestions. If it turns out at all presentable we may put it on an easel with the flowers at the funeral.
Thanks so much for the love and condolences I have received. I have the very best friends. Real and "imaginary" as my family calls it.