Monday, October 13, 2008

Dear Grandma Jean,

I'm not even really sure how to begin writing this, but I just wanted you to know that I think you were an amazing woman, all the way from your Kansas farm girl roots to your California teacher career, to your adventures as a world-traveling photographer, to your quiet and constant life as an ever-loving, ever supportive, ever happy grandma.  I guess everybody always regrets something when they lose someone, and what I regret most is not making a point to make you feel special all the time, and I hope that you always felt special.  I took for granted that you would always be there, in a good mood, and never really stopped to do anything showy for or about you.  I hope that when you see this silly little gesture of me blogging about you it makes you feel special.  Thank you for the birthday present check for my bedroom.  I bought not only a bed but new sheets, a cozy reading chair, a wardrobe for my clothes, and a shelf for my books.  So yes, it was plenty enough to cover the price of a bed!  We will miss you so much, from all over America and all over the world.

I love you,


Mila said...

Ah, this is so so sweet!
Your grandmother sounds like a very special and loving person...


hayliebird said...

im so sorry for your loss sweet chelsea. this was such a dear note to your grandmother. it is a reminder to me, that i should keep in touch more with my own grandparents! i miss you.