{Thankful Thursdays: My Hema}

Hey all, I’m back for Thankful Thursdays. I missed last week due to my travel back from Virginia Beach. The quote above is an exerpt from a poem by Langston Hughes:

“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”

However, my grandmother said just the first line to my mother a few days after my grandfather passed away and said it to me as well over the years. If you follow along you may know that she passed away Friday before last and I thought it most appropriate to quote her and to dedicate my Thankful Thursday to her this week.

I’m so thankful I had one of the coolest and most loving grandmothers ever. She was so full of life, always had the biggest smile on her face, and had a seriously contagious (and loud) laugh. She loved her family, the beach, going shopping, hot pink lipstick, 1/2 pieces of dentyne cinnamon, fashion, her blonde hair, her BMW, colonial willamsburg, and above all the Lord. The way she used to say “This is my granddaughter, can you believe it?!?!” melted my heart (and I can still hear her say it). She was so proud to talk about me and show me off to her neighbors, friends, church goers, waitstaff at a restuarunt, anyone really. She would then proceed to act like we were just a few years apart (becuase no one could know her age!). She loved my husband from the minute she met him. She actually told ME not to mess it up! They planned to go out on a date soon and leave me at home (he never got to take her on that date…). Everyone who met her loved her, it was hard not to, and I firmly believe her heart was made of gold. I’m so thankful, this beautiful fall (and last Thursday in Septebmer) for my grandmother Hema. She will forever be missed and will never be forgotten. Hope you’re having the time of your life up there Hema, can’t wait to see ya again.

What are you thankful for??


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6 thoughts on “{Thankful Thursdays: My Hema}”

  1. I am thankful for Hema too. She and Wavy always treated us like we were part of the family. I remember being included in all the Holidays at their house, sharing Thanksgiving at our house or yours, camping at Sea Shore State Park, making homemade ice cream when the salt got into it and after waiting patiently for it to “churn”, we couldn’t eat it:-( So many good memories.
    She was the only one (besides me) who like mincemeat pie so I always fixed her one at Thanksgiving and I will fix one this year in her memory and eat it all alone.

    1. You ARE part of the family and your note just made me start crying. So many great memories of camping, and making ice cream, and that dagon mincemeat pie! She would love to know that you are going to make one and enjoy it in her honor, she really would. Hugs and love to you Marcia. Miss you guys and I’m keeping Cricket in my thoughts. xoxo

  2. What a sweet post to your grandma! She sounds like an awesome lady and I’m sure she’s smiling down on you right now! Today I am thankful for this awesome weather! I am sooo not ready to let summer go and these warm days are making me happy! 🙂

  3. Today I am thankful for my incredibley (sp?) awesome neighbors. I’m so happy that we have a good group of peeps to hang out with, help each other out and just have plain good old people around. 🙂

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