Losing family is hard. With Grandpa Veldink it hit me instantly. The emotions rolled over me for days and I felt a part of me gone. I'm not sure if it was just because I had mourned so much for both of them when grandpa died that my reaction was delayed or something, but it took a few days for the loss of Grandma Veldink to really sink in. My grandparents...both gone...
I've sat here reflecting over the memories of Grandma and Grandpa Veldink the last few days. They always made me feel like family. Being adopted, sometimes there is a separation that may not be known, but is always there. I never felt that way with them. When we were together, we were family and that was the most important thing.
My memories of her will live on forever. I know right now she is with grandpa again and they are both at piece together.
I will forever treasure the memories I have of my grandma, and my grandpa. Live off of the life morals and deep devotion they taught me. Smile when I think of grandma's funny little sayings and how she always yelled at grandpa to fix his hearing aid.
Great memories of a wonderful person...a person that I am deeply going to miss...
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Crafty Catz #188-Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #220-Anything Goes with Option of Ribbon
Deconstructed Sketch #106
Sentimental Sunday #160-For the Girls
Simon Says-Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #86-Anything Goes
The heart border is from Tiddly Inks. I trimmed around it and then added a piece of lace that I pulled from my grandma's sewing cabinet to the top border. The hearts have been brushed with some MicroPearl Pearl Ex so they shimmer.