I lost my Grandma Dolores 5 years ago today. Before that day, I don't think I had ever experienced true grief. We were very close and I am forever thankful for that. A little bit about her: She was Mexican-American and often spoke Spanish with her English. She was also an AMAZING cook, and such a wonderfully caring mother and grandma to a great big Hispanic family that continues to grow. AND, just as a little side note, my little etsy shop is actually named after her, as many people referred to her as "Lola". :)
I will never forget all of the times Grandma made it a point to cook me anything my heart desired on my birthday. We also bonded on many occasions staying up late at night while talking about the times when she herself was a young woman. I treasure these memories so dearly!
The two songs below by The Innocence Mission had, at the time of her death, helped me accept her passing. The group's lead singer Karen Peris, had lost her father shortly before recording the album (titled "We Walked In Song"). I love the words to both songs so much! If you've ever had someone close to you pass, I hope you find comfort in the lyrics as I did then, and still do now... ♥
♫ All these things I want you to be part of. . .
darling, you'll be. ♫
"Since I still tell you my everyday"
♫ In me will you shine. . . ♫
"Lake Shore Drive"
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