This post is in memory of my lovely, beautiful grandmother whose memorial party I had the joy of attending this past weekend.
I am blessed to be surrounded by curious, fascinating, lovely family who chatter, chirp, and move like I do. We gathered to celebrate of the life of an amazing woman--my mother's mother--who brought to life so many of my favorite people: my siblings, my mom, my cousins, my future descendants, my aunt and uncle, my relatives.
In the afternoon we spent with each of her friends and close colleagues, I learned story after story of her life, of things I knew and didn't know--and above all, was grounded with a sense of how much my grandmother did for others, and for her community: she loved being active, she loved events, she knew how to throw a killer parties, she was crafty and full of ideas, and she couldn't stop making things and putting things together. Born of another generation, I get so much of who I am from her, and I am grateful.Continue Reading