My Grandma Q passed away on Wed, March 2.
It was a tad sudden and unexpected...definitely not something I would have imagined happening this year.
Mostly because my Grandma is a fighter.
She has been through so much, but holds on to her convictions, almost to a fault, and rises back up again.
We were never super close, but she was still and is still my Grandma.
Grandma Q joined the church when I was 15 years old and went through the temple to get sealed to my Papa when I was 16.
Since her baptism I have seen some amazing changes within her.
She became very understanding, very open minded, and very caring.
She would always want to know all about my life whenever I called and would always ask how dating was and if I was "playing the field" or "narrowing in."
The conversation would always end with her telling me she prayed for my happiness every night.
She was just the way a supportive Grandma should be in these last few years.
(3 generations at Kar's wedding, Jul 09)
Some things that will always remind me of Grandma Q:
cough drop smell (that woman ALWAYS had cough drops in her purse so she by default smelled like it.)
makeup counters at department stores.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Marley & Me.
I love you Grandma!
Sorry I could not be there in your final days.
I know Papa was there waiting for you on the other side.
I'll see you again.