|4 Generations - Mom, Grandma Neff, Emma Rose & me|
I have been fortunate. I have known all of my Great Grandparents and Grandparents on my Mother's side of the family.
I remember each of them... their of oddities, mannerisms, and presence. They each left a piece of them with me by showing me what was important to them. Over time, as we said goodbye to each one, they each taught me about loss. I am coming to realize that one of the blessings of knowing all of them is that I have been through the grieving process at different parts of my life. At each passing I have grieved differently, because of who they were and who I was at the time.
|Great Grandparents Clyde & Emma Weaver and |
Grandpa & Grandma Neff (standing right)
|Great Grandparents Harry & Anna Neff|
Whatever comes in the next few weeks, I will find comfort in knowing that I am blessed that I can reflect on the the Grandparents who helped shape who I have become, and the memories of the women whom I'd admire and love most, as only a granddaughter can.