Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Rest in Peace Granny
Last week I went to Saint Louis to give pay final respects to my grandmother. Although I did not know her well, I learned a lot about her from the stories of others. It was also good to see how her life was celebrated more than mourned. It also may seem selfish, but it was great to visit with all my cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews. Since I didn't grow up knowing the people on my father's side of the family, I am still learning who everyone is. They have made my and my immediate family's integration into the larger family a smooth one, and I thank them for that. By listening to their stories of granny, I am amazed at how one person could touch so many lives in such a positive way. I will make sure that I do not waste my time; I will make sure I get to know my family better and appreciate having them in my life.