Grandma J's 85 Birthday Party
Friday the 5th of September my Grandma Johnson passed away. It was hard when I first got the news, but then I was able to fly home for the funeral to be around family. Grandma J has always been one of my biggest supporters. She has been at every major event in my life. The rest of my grandparents passed away before I was 8, so Grandma J was the only grandparent I grew up with. I have felt so blessed to have had to opportunity to always live so close to my grandma. She has been coming to Sunday dinner with our family every week for the past few years. It has been a great tradition, and I cherish the time that we spent with grandma. Grandma J has done so much for all of her grandchildren and the great grandchildren as well. She has never forgotten a birthday, anniversary, etc. Her family meant the world to her. She was very talented with sewing and crocheting. I have multiple afghans that grandma made for me. She also crocheted baby blankets for every great grandchild, including one for my baby (if it ever comes)!
The funeral was very nice. Every grandchild was able to make it even though we are spread all over the US. What a tribute to Grandma. I am sure she was very happy knowing we were all together. My dad's sister and her husband are currently serving a mission in the Philippines and were not able to be there. They were, however, able to listen to the whole thing via phone. We all love Grandma J so much. It was hard saying goodbye, but it is comforting knowing we will see her again.