Saturday, October 1, 2011

I've Missed You

I've been MIA lately and I'm sorry.  Honestly life just gets in the way sometimes. Today starts Blogtoberfest - and I'm committing to blogging every day in October.

Life getting in the way for me recently has meant that loss has weighed me down.  This is how I’ve felt the past few weeks.  I’ve been unable to move, in way.  Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’ve been functioning but saying good-bye to my Gram was difficult.  I feel like I’ve been walking around in a haze and carrying an extra 100 pounds.   The sorrow and grief is still heavy but I’m now enjoying the memories.

The day I received the news of her passing I took the afternoon off.  I honestly needed “me” time.  I created a necklace with her everyday jewelry that she gave me a few years ago.

Watch Necklace - Made with Love and Memories

I took her watch that no longer kept time, sterling silver earrings (some of which I very clearly remember helping her put on) and chose to also hang a couple of rings that I lovingly remember her wearing often.  Her favorite color was purple so I wire wrapped amethyst beads to make the chain.  I’ve worn the necklace often.  It jingles when I walk and makes me think she’s with me.

Gram never said good-bye but always said Toodaloo.  I had this t-shirt made and wore it to the services.  It made everyone smile, some laughed, and many had tears. 

Gram, here’s to living the life you chose, for always speaking your mind, and sharing your beliefs.  Most of all, for loving us, all - unconditionally.  You are missed.  Toodaloo, Gram.    ♥♥♥♥♥  


  1. What a beautiful and honest post. The tee- shirt is more than awesome. Bet she loved it! A piece of her lives through you because of her love and influence. So we are lucky to know a bit of who she was through you. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh Lori, so sad to hear. What a wonderfully written post .Your love for her shines through. Best of luck with the next 29 days of blogging! I am doing it too! happy thoughts your way. Julie

  3. What a great tribute. I didn't know her, and I'm smiling. And a simple toodaloo from me too, to an inspirational woman who made you smile and shine. May her energy and love carry on through you.

  4. This is a most amazing necklace. I love it, you can feel the love that was put into it coming through. Beautiful!


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