Saying goodbye to someone you love is never easy. Saying goodbye to two people you love is, in my experience, the most gut wrenching and emotionally draining experiences of my life – but liberating and fulfilling as well.
On July 15, some of the cousins, my aunts, uncles and dad got together at Lake Tahoe to say goodbye to my Grandma and Grandpa in a most fitting way. We rented a pontoon boat, took it out with 2 other boats, tied them up and just floated for a while. There was alcohol consumed, stories shared, and a calm relaxing that overcame the entire experience. It was the best way to help make sure that Grandma and Grandpa were together forever, at last.
My grandfather passed when I was about 7 years old. Grandma, this past Christmas Eve. After 25 years apart, they were finally back together.
We love you both, and miss you lots. Thanks for keeping watch over all of us, just like you did for so many years.