Thursday, September 17, 2015

Remembering Grandma Dot

I like to keep things pretty light and positive on this little blog and am fairly private but things have been a little bit off the past week.  

My sweet Grandma who was truly one of my favorite people and best friends went to be with Jesus Tuesday of last week.  She was the centerpiece of our family and our "Queen Bee" if you will. 

We've spent the past week with much extra family time trying to laugh and remember as she would have wanted instead of being sad.  Today we're saying our final goodbyes until we meet again, honoring her each step of the way from here on out.

I always thought she'd live forever - literally.  She was my favorite gal to sip wine with - chat with - hang out with - etc., in fact afer about 10 or so spring visits to florida plus more family events that I can count we've had more than our fair share of cocktails, laughs and memories together.  She was very involved in one of the  biggest years in my life and while I'm heartbroken the memories we made won't continue, I am beyond blessed for those we have already made.

She was such an inspirational lady with quite the spunky side and really had a way about her of making people smile. 


Those of you who have read here for a while know that we do a family dinner once a week in the warmer months and frequently during the "off" season too.  For the large amount of family we have locally, our entire family put together is about double the size so today, start to finish, will be spent with almost the entire clan saying goodbye as well as celebrating the well-lived life of our wonderful Grandma Dot.

Tomorrow I'll still be off on "family time" as some of us are heading up to State College to cheer on our Nittany Lions at the first night game of the season so I'll see you back here next week.


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35 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss Christina; you relationship was so special and one you can carry with you forever

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. A bond with a grandparent is so special and I just know she'll be your guardian angel now! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I'm so sorry Christina! It sounds and looks like she is loved so much by her family. Praying for you guys during this difficult time.

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  4. So sorry for your loss, Christina. I hope that your memories of her as well as being with your family bring you much peace, comfort, and joy in the days ahead.

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss Christina. I hope you enjoy your family time and I'll be sending you positive thoughts and prayers.

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  6. I'm so sorry Christina. :-( She looks like she was a wonderful lady, and those pictures are great. I will pray for you and your family during this time, and stay strong!

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  7. It's always so tough to lose a loved one! Thinking about you today as you say goodbye to your sweet grandmother.

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  8. So sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family. Xoxo

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  9. So sorry to hear about your loss girl. It's so tough losing a grandparent. I know exactly what you're going through as my grandmother just passed almost a month ago and it's definitely tough. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear about you losing your sweet grandmother *hugs*. It's been a few years, and I still feel like I can pick up the phone and call my grandmother. Sending lots of thoughts, prayers, and hugs your way gurlie ;-)

    Green Fashionista

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  11. I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a grandparent is so tough. Cherish the time spent with you family remembering your sweet grandmother. She, you, and your family will be in my prayers.

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  12. I'm sorry for your loss! I lost my grandma a few years ago to Alzheimer's so I understand how life shattering it can be. I will keep your family in my prayers!

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  13. I am so, so, so sorry for your loss, sweet girl. Grandma Dot sounds like an amazing woman and I'm so glad you were able to have some family time. I lost my grandmother 6 years ago and it still hurts. Grandparents are incredible people and I'm so glad you were able to have her in your life for so long.

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  14. So sorry for your loss! Grandmothers are the best & it sounds like you all had such a special relationship! Hugs & prayers to your family today.

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  15. Sending good thoughts your way. It sounds like your Grandma was a wonderful person.

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  16. I am so very sorry for your loss, Christina!

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  17. I'm so sorry for your loss, friend. She looks like the most wonderful lady and I can only imagine how much she'll be missed! Thinking of you all and sending lots of prayers your way. Xoxo

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  18. Oh girl, I am so sorry to hear of your loss! My heart just breaks for you. What a touching post. So happy that you have those memories to look back on. It sounds like she was a great lady! Enjoy this time with your family as much as you can. These moments help us realize even more how special our loved ones are to us!

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  19. So sorry for your loss! Thinking of you and your family.

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss! You are so lucky to have so many wonderful memories and photos with Grandma Dot, and I love how your whole family is coming together to remember her. I'm thinking about you xoxo

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  21. What beautiful pictures, and of course beautiful words to accompany them. I'm so happy that you had so many wonderful memories with her! Sending love (and luck for the Nittany Lions :)

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  22. So sorry for your loss! She sounds like a wonderful lady and I know she will be greatly missed! So sweet that you had such an awesome relationship with her!

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  23. So sorry about losing your grandma! I can't imagine what you're going through right now since y'all were so close. Seems like you've got a lot of amazing memories that you'll cherish forever

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  24. So sorry for your loss, Christina! Glad you have many wonderful, happy memories to carry with you forever. Have a great weekend up at PSU!! Wish I was going up!

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  25. Sorry to hear about your loss, Christina. She sounded like a spunky gal and the way you talk about her reminds me of my grandmother whom I love so dearly. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. XO

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  26. So sorry for you loss, but so glad you can celebrate her life instead of being sad. Sending you all the hugs right now!

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  27. I'm so sorry for your loss, Christina! Thinking of you and your family. xo

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  28. So so sorry for your loss. She has left a wonderful legacy, and your words are so honoring to her! Thoughts and prayers to your family <3

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  29. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet grandma. Continue to cherish all the memories so you can keep them with you forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

    xoxo,
    Shea
    Monograms and Southern Charm

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  30. What a beautiful woman. I am so close to my grandma too (despite being an ocean apart) and I too picture her living forever. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  31. I feel like I really understand how you feel. She is the sweetest, cutest grandma and I know you will miss her dearly. She's lucky she gets to be with Jesus now. I am keeping you in my thoughts :) My grandma passed 4 years ago and I still miss her, but time heals everything. XOXOXO have a good weekend!

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  32. I am so so sorry for your loss. How blessed you are to have such an amazing grandma that makes saying goodbye so hard. Praying for you and your family during this tough time! Xoxo

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  33. I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories you have of your beloved Grandmother. Hugs.

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  34. So sorry about your grandma. She sounds like a really special lady. Sending hugs and prayers!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  35. Hugs sweet girl!! I feel this a million times over, but I'm so glad she made it to your wedding last year!! Thinking of you!!

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