Saturday, April 6, 2013

Grandma

     My sweet grandma passed away on February 9, 2013.  She was an amazing woman.  She was so generous, caring, strong, compassionate, and dedicated to her family, friends, church, and community.  My grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease over 10 years ago.  She was his primary caregiver for all those years.  I have so much admiration for her dedication to my grandpa and I hope to follow in her footsteps in my own marriage.
     She was so supportive of everything I did.  She loved coming to watch all of her grandkids play sports and perform in plays and recitals.  She was there for my soccer games, swim meets,  high school graduation, seminary graduation, award ceremonies, and wedding.  She always made each grandchild feel so special on our birthday.  We could choose wherever we wanted to go to eat with her and then she would take us shopping and we could pick out what we wanted with her.  It was so much fun to get that special time with grandma.  The grandchildren loved coming over to grandma's house to sled in the backyard, ride horses, hot tub in her basement, celebrate holidays and birthdays, and just to have fun.
   I miss my grandma so much.  She was such a beautiful woman inside and out.  She had a strong testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ.  She was a wonderful example to me.  I am grateful to know that she is reunited with her husband and that she is pain free.  This experience has strengthened my testimony and faith in Heavenly Father's plan for each of us.  I am so grateful for the temple and for eternal families.  It is a great blessing that I know I will see her again.
Our Wedding December 2011

Trevor and Lauren's Wedding May 2008

My High School Graduation May 2008