Thursday, November 1, 2007

In Memory

My beloved Grandmother, Mommaw, passed away last night. There was so much I wanted to write and to share, but I'm keeping a lot of it close to the vest right now.

Mommaw was amazing. She lived a very long, fruitful 90 years. But that wasn't all of it. She outlived both her husbands. She bore 4 children. She had quite a few grandchildren, and way more great-grandchildren who loved her.

Her favorite color was purple. Her favorite drink was sweet tea. But when we were kids she always had those little Cokes for us to drink out of a bottle. She had endless love, and butter bowls for us to play with. She let us sleep in the purple room. She always made sure we had what we needed growing up, which sometimes included a roof over our heads. She made the best ice cream, pies, dumplins, and corn of anyone I *ever* knew. She was an awesome cook. She comforted us when our Mom couldn't. She had a huge heart and a lot of love for her family.

This happening was very sudden. She fell and hit her head, they think because she had a stroke, but aren't sure. Her passing was quick and painless, but will leave a lasting mark on everyone's heart that new her or loved her. And there are many, many who loved her. For that, she is my hero.

May I live as long and fruitful life, filled with love and children. I love you Mommaw. You will always have a piece of my heart.



  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you have lots of really great memories of her-with those, she'll never really be gone from you.

    Hugs to you.

  2. My heart goes out to the whole family and friends who new her. I will keep her and all of you in my prayers.


  3. Our prayers for Peace to you and your family. God's blessings upon your Grandmother...

  4. My deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mommaw. It seemed that she had a truly positive influence in your life and that you and your family loved her very much. Your Mommaw had a very full, meaningful and colorful life from your description of her. God bless you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you Melissa.

    Be Strong.

    Don't hesitate to call me if you are in need.


  5. So sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing.


  6. I'm so sorry for your loss Melissa. I hope that all of your best memories of her bring you lasting peace.