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??