Another Interlude

It seems my posts about not posting are becoming the norm, but I've had a bit of a rough week.  On Monday evening, my grandmother passed away.  I do believe that she is in a better place now, no longer suffering, and that at the end of my own life I will see her again, but there's still a lingering sadness - knowing I'll miss her, sad that my child will not know her here on earth.

But looking back, there are plenty of memories to take joy from.  Since this is a book blog, I have to mention my grandmother's love of reading.  The only things more prevalent in her home than books, were delicious food and lots of love.  Summers at her house were filled with novels, short stories, comics, magazines, crossword puzzles and other simple forms of entertainment.  As much as I am clinging to the advice and knowledge she passed on to me, some of my best memories of her are also sitting in silence, relaxing in the shade, and reading together. 

Among other things, Grandma taught me how to knit!

My grandma was also one of the best people at making me feel good about myself.  I don't mean she gave me some cheesy positive self esteem lessons, but rather, she was so loving and so accepting that no matter what type of awkward, frustrated, mad about myself, or disappointed with my life phase I could go through she made me feel that I was wonderful, that I was enough - a "just as I am" kind of love that I still cherish.

It's been a rough week and I know there is more grieving ahead.  It doesn't help that I'm five months pregnant and can cry at things as mundane as car commercials and greeting cards, but hopefully this explains yet another blog hiatus.  Here's hoping April and May will be much more even keel.

Love you, Grandma.  And I always will.

8 Response to "Another Interlude"

  1. Ellen aka Ellie says:
    March 30, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    There is nothing about a blog that dictates you write a certain amount of any measure.

    When you post, don't be tempted to explain your absence. Those of us who read your blog are happy when you find the time to share with us.

    As for your grandmother's death, you have my sympathy. I cried yesterday in the grocery store over a box of spaghetti because it's the kind my mom used to make--and she's been gone for over 20 years.

    Love matters. People matter.

  2. Becky Banks says:
    March 30, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    *hugs* I'm so sorry to hear of your granny passing - I still miss mine tremendously, but now find small bits of joy in doing the things she taught me. Hold tight to the love she gave you and know that she lives on in you, and your baby. *hugs*

  3. Anonymous Says:
    March 31, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss! It sounds like you shared a wonderful relationship with your grandmother. Thanks for sharing that and best wishes in the tough days ahead.

  4. Sam (Tiny Library) says:
    March 31, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    I'm sorry about your loss. I lost my granddad in September and I'm still in the grieving process, but it does get easier.

    Thanks for sharing some stories about your grandmother, she sounds like a wonderful woman.

  5. Tif Sweeney says:
    April 15, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    So very sorry for your loss! I lost my grandfather last year, so I can completely relate. I still have some rough days and it's been a year. I will be keeping you in my thoughts!

  6. carol says:
    April 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like your grandmother was a remarkable woman.

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