We are back in our African home after travel that started Saturday and minus one bag which tried to stay in Istanbul.
On Friday, just before we left Germany, my Gma passed away, surrounded by her family. Her beautiful face, which Siân inherited, has been my profile pic for a while now.
My life has been filled with fantastic memories of this woman, who taught me so many lessons… Except the appropriate use of lay and lie. That never really stuck. But the swim lessons did. And the piano lessons. And the absolute horror at water waste. Oh – and gin. That’s definitely where I got my love of gin.
I remember she was horrified when the full audience of women at the SpouseBuzz Live conference in San Diego applauded her in a standing ovation. She didn’t think being a military wife in WWII was that big a deal.
I will miss her every day. I got to talk to her several hours before she died, when she was lucid. The last thing she said to me was, “Adios!” That was how she usually said good-bye. I will hear that “Adios” forever I think. It sounded just as upbeat as every adios she ever said.