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