Saturday, December 25, 2010

Life Is Rosey

What greater gift can we receive than the experience of family during this time of year? Grandma Rose passed away a few days before Christmas this year and she has seldom left my thoughts since. I had the blessing of holding her hand and singing to her with my sisters the evening before she left us. This woman was an icon in my family. An awe-inspiring matriarch who could silence a room at the sound of her voice, bake enough pies to feed an army, and even weeks before she passed on, could kick her leg shoulder-high the way she did as teenage cheerleader.

Grandma, I'll miss your chubby thumbs, your signature chuckle, your fluffy white rolls, the smell of your house, your shiny red nails, your hearty hugs, your loud voice, and your shaky, cursive-written letters.

May you hold your dear ones a little tighter as you enjoy the close of a fantastic year.

Happy New Year.

Peace and Love,



  1. What a beautiful tribute to your Grandma. I am sorry for your loss.

  2. So beautiful,I am so sorry for your loss...My grandma passed away the day before Christmas eve it has only been a few days also.Christmas was bittersweet this year as we came together without her.Life is so precious and fragile.Its so helpful to know we are all in this together that we can somehow connect and know we are not alone in this journey.Hugs for you and your family.Today seems to be extremely hard for me.I am so thankful I came across your post.Your music is just so lovely and inspiring.thank you for sharing your beautiful gift.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Death is such a hard part about this life - may the Lord give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. What a blessing it was to be there with her and with your family, though. (And I love the picture. My Grandma preferred bright red nail polish too!)

  4. My Great Aunt Rose passed in October of this year too. She was the matriarch of our large family, and we are still scratching our heads at how we'll maintain the same glue that holds all of us together without here here. My condolences on your Rose - I can tell you'll miss her as much as I miss ours.
    Sending prayers to you and your family :)

  5. oh what a beautiful legacy and oh what a beautiful tribute for your grandmother.May you be comforted always with memories and faith in knowing you will be with her again.