While I might not be a hobbit genetically, I do believe that I am one culturally. A homebody at heart, with a fear of (but slight craving for) adventure, who values simple things like good food, good books, and good friends. Chronicling the journey of the unlikely pairing of a Hobbit and an Ent, who have travelled down the road through infertility & RPL, toward building our family. We've come a long way, and now with two precious wee-lings in tow, our road goes ever on and on...
GG & Pippin last July
November 24, 1925 - February 8, 2013
She is survived by her two daughters, six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. The oldest of 21 siblings (yes, all from the same parents), Grandma grew up on a Manitoba farm during the Great Depression. She learned early to stick up for herself, and to speak her mind. She was certainly not shy about giving you her opinion. The stories she could tell about growing up in such a large family would make your hair curl and make you laugh until you cried. She was a teeny little woman, just barely reaching 5 feet tall, at her tallest. She was a klutz, always falling or tripping (usually because she couldn't see her feet past her b00bs) and inevitably injuring herself. She loved flowers, butterflies, and teddy bears. She loved to decorate her home for every holiday.
I'm so thankful that she got to meet both of my children, and that we have some pictures of her with them for the wee-lings to look at in the future.
I'm in an odd place with the whole grieving thing. I feel like the woman I knew as my Grandma has slowly faded away over the past four (almost five) years. I am happy that she's no longer suffering, and that she is now at peace. And I'm thankful that my Mom's time as a care-taker is now done... it will obviously be hard for her, but it will be one major stressor off her heart.
Right now, we don't know when we're heading out to K-town. Possibly early tomorrow morning. It depends on when the memorial service will be held. Mom is very overwhelmed right now, and all I want to do is be out there to help. I will try to post again when we know more.