My grandmother passed away in December. She was 85, but her passing was very sudden and we all miss her very much. She was clear that she did not want us to have a funeral for her. But if we wanted to have a party, that would be ok. This weekend we had that party. And she would have loved it. Family and friends. Food and champagne. Laughter and tears.
My grandmother was an incredible woman. In so many ways I hope to be more like her as I grow older. We are blessed to have had her. But the saying goodbye part is very, very hard.