I am uncharacteristically without words.
My grandmother passed away this morning. My grandfather will be joining her in a matter of days, if not hours. Of course I am very sad. But not so overcome that I can’t put words to paper. I just…I don’t even really know. It’s all sounding very trite and dramatic to me.
So I am going to wait until I have spent some time with my family next week. And then I will come back here and tell you about two amazing people. Two amazing lives. And the way that their love and support shaped me in so many ways. I guess that part is dramatic.
I just didn’t want today to go by without acknowledging that Grannie has reached the peaceful end of what became a long and sometimes difficult journey.
Heaven got a whole lot better today. I am smiling thinking about the welcoming committee that must have formed at the pearly gates. I wonder how St. Peter does with crowd control?
I love you Gran!
Margaret Gridley Giesa
May 1918 – March 2010
This picture was taken with Grannie's "surfing" partner on Lake Coeur d'Alene in Northern Idaho. She was about 17 years old. They won a trophy that day. This sign hangs in our mountain/lake house.