Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Tribute

Perhaps you have wondered at our absence of posts this week. In truth, we have been grieving as one of our greatest inspirations slipped away. Our grandma passed away last night. It's been a long week for us. Her health declined quickly and within one week she was gone. Nothing could prepare us for the depth of sadness - we have dreaded this day. She lived a full life - mother of 5, grandmother of 21, and great-grandmother of 36 (so far). We weep for ourselves - we will miss her. We rejoice for her - she awoke in her eternal home.

Our grandma was an amazing cook. We have fond memories of meals in her home, of wonderful cookies, and of milk poured from a pitcher. Some of our most memorable meals included vegetable beef soup, angel food cake, and molasses cookies. She taught us through her example, inspired with her letters and words, and loved us completely.

Next week, we plan to post some of her recipes as a tribute. In the mean time, we are taking this time to grieve, to remember, and to celebrate her life.

We love her. We admire her. We miss her.

We hope to be as strong and beautiful and loving as she was. She lived life with grace and love.

We appreciate your understanding, thoughts, and prayers.


Alaina & Stephanie


  1. I can't wait to see some of her recipes, to write them down and treasure them for always. Molasses cookies are my favorite! Thanks for this lovely tribute.

  2. What a blessing she was to your family. I look forward to reading and making some of her recipes. Our God is the God of Comfort and Peace so I pray you feel that as you go about your journey this week. God Bless you all.

  3. Thinking of you all today. I'm looking forward to seeing her recipes.

  4. Indeed. We all understand. But what a wonderful legacy. I hope you have many pictures of her and
    The Family, and I hope you will write more about her.

  5. Sorry for your loss. I'm looking forward to seeing her recipes.