hi everyone. sadly, we had to say goodbye to our beloved grandma, mother and friend yesterday at 12:02pm. she died peacefully, surrounded by her family. i can't describe how much of an inspiration my grandma has been to me over my lifetime, and especially this past 9 years she spent living close to us. i will always be thankful for her wisdom, her loving touch and her amazing, joyous laugh.
needless to say, i'll likely be absent for the next few days, but i truly appreciate your thoughts and prayers (and comments). thank you friends for your support and for providing an accepting place for me to express my grief, joy and love.