Thursday, May 16, 2013

A pioneer

 A few weeks ago my beloved Grandma ( Lita) passed away.  Like many similar funerals we feel at peace knowing she is no longer in pain and is in a better place with my grandpa and other family and friends now.  She lived a long (92 years!) and full life and we are grateful to have had her this long.
 One of the good things about funerals are all the impromptu out of town family visits and family pictures.  We got to spend time with my uncle and aunt, and cousin and his wife from NY for the first time in 12 or more years.  Such wonderful people!
 ^ ^ Sibling photo! ^ ^
^ ^ Lita's favorite flowers are red carnations. ^ ^
At the funeral service I learned some new things about my grandma that was interesting.  She was the first member to be baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in her city, Guatemala City, and the first to leave on a mission from there.  She immigrated to the U.S. to marry my grandpa and made many decisions in life that affect who I am today.  I will always be grateful to her.  Lita makes me want to be a better person, to make her proud.  She is one of my heroes and I love her so much!

1 comment:

  1. I loved your grandma. She always made me feel that I was special to her. I am glad she is out of pain and able to enjoy her loved ones on the other side. So glad we got to share some of her time here on earth.