You have been in my life since my memory began. You were there at birthdays, choir concerts, sport events. You took me to the nutcracker, the swimming pool, the park. You enjoyed spending time with me, supported me, and cared for me. I received a birthday card from you every year. I still have some of those cards that I kept, to reflect upon the words you wrote inside. When I graduated from OSU, I credited you as the driving force behind me getting my degree. You encouraged me to share my musical talent and complimented me when I sang. You loved me, truly loved me, and I always felt that when I was with you. Now that you have passed away, I think about you often. Whenever I wear orange, I somehow feel you closeby. When I see butterflies, I remember how much you liked them. I made pixies this Christmas, because I remember you making them in times past. You are important to me. I will not ever forget you.
These are from my Grandma's funeral: