I am falling flat with words. Every time I try to think of how I want to pay tribute to my recently departed Grandma Hanky, I am only able to come up with something very simple. No long eulogy, grand words and I feel stumped even though there are hundreds of stories I could share.
I sit back and wonder why. It’s almost like she’s saying “I know how you feel…don’t be so hard on yourself.”
So, I won’t be. And in all honesty, there have been so many heartfelt and beautiful words said about my dear Grandmother, that I feel like *I* have said them too!
Therefore, I will steal a few words…oh, wonder what Hanky would think of that 😉 Here are words from my sister. I could not have said it better:
Lessons from Grandma Hanky:
1. Spread love wherever you go; A smile is never wasted.
2. To give is to receive.
3. Christmas should be celebrated all year round.
4. Frank Sinatra is the best singer there ever was.
My thoughts. . .life is about love. Hanky was all love. Never failing, always unconditional, warm as the sun. . .love. She was a gift to everyone who encountered her of genuine pureness and light. Her arms were always extended to family and strangers. Her nurturing has made me love family like no one else has. Even as she has passed, her love somehow feels stronger than ever. Thank you, Grandma. I love you.
If you want to hear the other tributes about Frances Brandmeier, please visit her memorial guestbook — such great words about an amazing woman!