…….I’ve been pondering this blog for awhile, and yet I’m still not quite sure what I want to say…
6 weeks ago, I had to say goodbye to an amazing woman. I knew the day was coming, tried to prepare myself and failed miserably. So not cool.
I miss her laugh. I miss randomly stopping in at her house and chatting for an hour at the kitchen table. I miss watching her sew. I miss finding her reading in her sunny front porch. I miss her owl cookie jar. I miss her joy when I would bring her strawberries we’d pick in the summer. I miss the way she felt when I kissed her cheek.
I hate that its been 6 weeks and it will still creep up on my and take my breath away. She told me not to cry – I wish I could. I hate driving by her house and knowing she’s not there.
I’m happy I was able to tell her I loved her. I know I was one of the last people she spoke to and I will cherish that always. I’m glad she was able to see the portraits I created for her. Whenever I photograph, I smile at the little froggie gift she gave me – he is always with me, smiling back. I know she was proud of me.
I hope I can touch half as many people during my life as she did during hers.
I want to thank my clients for their understanding during this time. It may not seem like much, but I appreciate it. For your kind words, your flexibility rescheduling sessions, consultations, and viewings; your patience waiting for orders: Thank you.
To my friends, family, everyone: your happy vibes make me smile. Thank you.
To my Grandma: I miss you. I love you. Thank you.
I hope Grandpa had something amazing planned when you were reunited. 14 years is too long to be apart.