Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Farewell Grandma Frank

Grandma passed away at 4 this morning. She's been sick for a long time, but was given just days to live a couple weeks ago when she had another stroke. It still hasn't really sunk in that she's gone yet. So for now, I'm thinking about all the wonderful memories I have of her. She was such an amazing woman. One of the neat things about her was her memory! Man alive she could remember everything. Whenever we visited her she'd tell story after story. Even stories about me that I don't remember. One of the last ones she told me about was how I liked to take naps with her on a blanket in our backyard in California. My favorite stories though, were the ones about when she and Grandpa were dating and what it was like growing up in Hamburg, Germany. The two of them were so in love and it always showed. It makes me happy to know that she is with her Heavenly Father right now and with all our relatives who have passed on. I know she's already given my mom a hug and a kiss for all of us and is telling her many stories to everyone about her time here on earth. I love you Grandma, you will be missed.

Layin' on a blanket with Grandma in Huntington Beach, CA.

Wearing the German dress she made me.

At Dad & Ada's wedding last year.

This was just taken last Tuesday.


Char said...

What a sweet tribute to your grandma. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

P.S. You were a SUPER cute kid. Kinda like Kristie!!!

Emily said...

That last picture of them on the bed makes my heart ache, in a good kind of bitter/sweet way. Sorry she's gone Candy, but I'm glad you've got great memories (and pictures)! And, wow, your Dad and Grandpa look so alike!

Kali said...

So sad that she's gone. The last picture is so cute, though!

Ryan and Cecily said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma! I really love the last picture with your Grandpa smiling. Looking at it just makes me smile.

emilie s. d. p. said...

Sorry to here about your Grandma, but your right she's in a way better place and it's fun all the people she gets to see now.
I love that you used to take naps with her like that, it's just priceless!

Whitney & Allen said...

That last picture is the cutest thing i have ever seen!