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We lost my sweet Gram on Saturday. I’m heartbroken over this loss and I don’t know how the world can go on without feeling like the sun fell out of the sky.

Lily of the Valley

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can stealΒ  – From a gravestone in Ireland

I know we have to, life has to go on, but it doesn’t stop the devastating feeling. It feels like the Earth has been thrown off its axis and it will never be the same again.

My Gram

This amazing woman taught me everything I know…everything you read here on this blog.

The importance of being a good mother and a good wife. She made sure to teach me the old ways of taking care of your home and your family.

Canning. Kindness. Baking. Family. Sewing. Cooking. Budgeting. Independence. The Art of Throwing a Good Party. Loving.

The list goes on and on…

I don’t know what I’m going to do without her. Everything I am and everything I do is intertwined with her.

But, she gave me all of these amazing gifts and it’s important that I pass them on.

That I teach others, especially my own daughters, the importance of family, faith and doing things for yourself.

The significance of taking care of your own, through the good times and the bad times.

And most off all, dedication to your family and what you believe in.

This is, by far, the roughest loss I’ve had in my life, and I’ve had a lot of them. But, I cannot allow it to kill me.

She wouldn’t want that.

She’d want me to move forward, to share all these wonderful things that she’s taught me and to take good care of my family.

So, that’s what I’m going to do.

Because that’s what she did.

Have a Spectacular Day!


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