Hi there my fit and focused friends.
I apologize for missing MMAZ yesterday (please check out the bloggers who did participate), but I’d like to take a step back from my usual posts today to get a little personal. As you know, I tend to keep my life outside of Fitful Focus just that, outside, but every now and then, something important comes up that I’d like to share. So, here it goes:
Last Friday, my wonderful grandmother passed away. She had been battling a series of strokes and illnesses the last three and a half years. Her will and strength allowed her to continue to experience the growth of the amazing family she raised, participating in 2 of her grandchildren’s weddings and welcoming three great grandchildren into the world before she decided it was ok to go.
My grandmother, my Bubby, was the true matriarch of our family, raising over 29 children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and insuring we were a true family. Uncle so-and-so that everyone pretends doesn’t exist? Not in our clan.
I consider myself one of the luckiest people in the world to be so close to my family, and not just my mother, father, and sister, but my aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well. We see each other for every major holiday and beyond. We even used to vacation together (20+ people organizing a trip is no easy feat), and it is all because of the example my Bubby set.
She was so passionate about her family, her friends, acquaintances, and even complete strangers. She never did anything half way, which also means she loved with her whole heart.
I spent this last weekend with my family. We mourned, we grieved, but most of all, we celebrated Bubby’s life. I heard great stories and got a little more insight into who my Bubby was and why we all are the way we are.
Bubby, you will be forever remembered and forever loved by an incredible amount of people, much deserved for such an incredible woman. Please know that the legacy you leave behind is a great one. We will always be here for one another just as you were here for us. I’ll love you always.