I know most, if not all, grandmothers are very proud of their grandkids, but I think my grandma was the most proud. Whether it was a swim meet, a basketball game, prom, graduation, a new job, a new apartment, or a new blog, there was never a question of how she felt about each one of us granddaughters. She never hesitated nor held back in telling any of us how proud she was of us, even over the silliest of things. Things only a grandma could find greatness in.
I don't think I ever told you enough "Thank You"s, Grandma, for helping to raise all of us girls, for laughing at all of our jokes even when they were at your expense ("Tsk, Janet!"), for being ever involved in every one of our activities no matter how boring they were (swimming? boring), for giving us the Tic-Tac bag and always adding new and exciting treats to it, for the soda fridge, and an endless supply of Fudgsicles and Kraft Mac'n'Cheese, for always baking the perfect peach cobbler, for studding our California vernacular with some Southern twang, for teaching me the importance of a good hair day and a consistent manicure (and reliable people to do both for you), and most importantly for loving all of us as unconditionally as any human being could possibly love another.
Much like with anything else I chose to take on, you were Belly Laughs number one fan. I will miss your emails popping up in my inbox as soon as a new post went up. And I will miss you telling me how proud you are of me. A hole has been left in each of our hearts, but I am so blessed and thankful to have had as much time with you as God allowed.
I am very proud to have you as my Grandma. I will miss you dearly. We will ALL miss you.
May you forever rest in peace. I love you very much.