Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Remembering Grandma Kay


Today would have been Grandma Kay's 96th Birthday.  I miss her so much but know that she's celebrating somewhere in spirit with her loved ones, pain free and happy.  Christmas is going to be strange yet serene without her this year.  But we will keep her in our hearts as we fill our kitchens with her Pizzelles, Ambrosia Fruit Salad and Almond Roll.  During her last years, she mentioned often how much she missed being in her kitchen, the place that filled her with meaningful tradition, love, comfort and family.  And someday I wonder if I'll ever have to feel the same.  But until then, the least I can do for a special grandma is to keep her memory and favorite sweets alive in our favorite room of the home, our beloved kitchens. Happy Birthday, Grandma.

6 comments:

  1. Christina Marie, What a sweet post about your grandmother. Just this year, we celebrated my beloved grandfather's birthday.Even though he passed away nearly a decade ago, we still feel he's with us.
    Cooking your grandma's food is such a good way to keep her with you.
    Wishing you happy holidays,
    E

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    1. A great tradition you've kept, Erin. I plan to do the same for my Grandparents. Helps me realize they are still here (but in spirit). Merry Holidays! xox

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  2. I just stumbled upon your blog through pinterest... and just wanted to say what a touching post! It's always hard having a loved one who's no longer earth side... but the memories and traditions you keep in honour of your grandmother are filled with love ~ keeping her alive in spirit. xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Christina, for the sweet comment. Made my day. xox

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  3. So sorry for your loss! =( I know the feeling of being so close to your grandma, because I am with mine! My grandma just turned 89 yesterday and I can't imagine a day without her! Always keep your grandma in her your heart and mind and she will always be with you!

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    1. Thank you, Cristina. I miss her so much and think of her often. Cherish every moment with yours while you got each other. :)

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