Today marks one year that my Gramma was called home to heaven
I keep thinking about last year when I drove to Dallas on February 13th after getting the phone call saying that her cancer had spread and that she was back in hospital for an undetermined amount of time. I knew it was serious and I took it seriously but if I had known then what I know now and that she would only be with us for 12 more days I would have done some things differently. Those were the hardest days I've faced as an adult and I can't help but remember the pain and feeling of helplessness.
I still can't believe she isn't here with us anymore and I don't know when it will fully feel "real." She was such an amazing woman and I am the person I am today because I was loved by her. She taught me so much and I will forever cherish all that I learned from my amazing "Grams."
She was the epicenter of our family and with her gone we all feel like a piece of us has gone as well. I know we will never quite be the same and it's such a hard pill to swallow that this isn't some bad dream that we will wake up from and that we won't ever see her again.
So today, although I'm sad and honestly still mourning, I plan to spend much of the day remembering her and cherishing those memories. She is such a part of me and in my heart forever
I love you more Gramma ...
in loving memory of
Betty Lou Stanley Dennis
April 4, 1932 - February 25, 2012