Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Loving Memories

Three years ago we lost my grandma Janet. I still miss her so much, but she left us with some great memories. Dave and I were living in California, and I was at work when my younger brother Tyler called to tell me about her accident. I went straight home to buy my plane ticket to Utah and since Dave couldn’t get off work I came home alone. It was hard being away from my family when we lost her. On the flight to Utah I think the person next to me said about one word to me the entire flight, I guess she could tell I wasn’t quite in the mood for talking. When I got off the plane to get my bags, my brother Tyler and my sister in-law Rachelle jumped out from around the corner. They gave me huge hugs and made it so fun to be back home in Utah. During the week I was able to help dress my grandma and get her ready for the viewing and funeral. Everything went so well, it was a wonderful funeral. She was such a beautiful woman, I think about her often and we quote her all the time. I love you Grandma!

Two years after she passed President Hinckley passed, the same day as my grandma. I was able to go to the viewing with my mom and sister; it was such a wonderful experience. So today I remember my funny grandma, who liked to speak her mind and our sweet prophet.

7 comments:

Brittany Kristin Calkins said...

Thanks for this post, it is so sweet. I wish I had been able to met Janet, I love hearing stories about her!

Brad & Donna said...

Well shoot Aim...I should have read that BEFORE I put my make up on today! It gave me big tears but at the same time a smile on my face. Thanks for the sweet memories of my mom. I love you Aim~ Mom

Paul & Ash said...

I didnt see that you did a post about grandma too until mom mentioned it. :) great minds think alike. or sisters. :)

Paul & Ash said...

and we have the same picture too!

Kat said...

Grandma did speak her mind, didn't she? I remember one time she told me that she didn't like my hair because I looked hard. I was upset, but looking back, I WAS hard. She just wanted me to be a lady. I learned a lot from her, and I miss her too. Thanks for a great post!

Eric and Jenny said...

I miss your grandma too Aim! She was always so nice to me. Thanks for reminding me of such a wonderful person, even if I didn't know her very well.

Linda said...

Hi Aimee, I think your Grandma might be up there making sure all the CUTEST babies end up in the family. If so, she's doing a great job!!!! Thanks for the post. We are lucky to have some of the family furniture, and I know it's a great comfort to Mark to have so much of his mother's belongings and it provokes good memories. :)