Today is the anniversary of my mother's passing. Yes, 17 years ago, she died. She was forced to leave behind three children, 23 undone quilts, about 3 grand in bad checks, and a lifetime membership in the NRA that was very difficult close out.
I could recount all the exciting and life changing activities that followed, but why? When I can tell you this little tidbit, that reminds me that God truly has a sense of humor.
My mother and her mother are both up in heaven. I know this... I am pretty sure that Mom is enjoying her unending supply of Virginia Slims. Grandma Margaret is likely enjoying her favorite afternoon drink...right now (I know, it's only 10, but afternoon starts early for some ladies). If my mother was anything like me in her teens, I'm sure that Mom and Margaret continue to have their bickering little fights, their gossip...all that to say... I'm pretty sure that heaven is NOT a quiet place.
Which explains why Grandpa Bob has done such a great job in staying down here....because he knows that up in heaven...it is going to get really loud.