Saying goodbye

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Before I get started, I want to say a quick “I’m sorry!” for the unintentional bloggy break. I didn’t plan to be gone from my blog for two weeks, but the holidays and company and family took all my time up. Oh, and a little work, too.

I’m hoping throughout the week to share how our holidays went, but first I think it’s most appropriate to tell you how we closed out 2011. On Saturday, we laid the Mister’s 93-year-old grandmother to rest. Last year was a really hard year for her healthwise, and I think the whole family agrees that she’s now in a much happier place.

MaMa (as we called her) was a great leader in our family. She was a retired nurse of 50 years. She was a woman of faith within her church. And she dearly loved her family.

You can read the obituary HERE.

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MaMa (far left) and her three sisters. All four sisters were nurses.
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This was a gathering of the sisters in 2006. MaMa is the second from the left.
Photo taken at our wedding by Chi Photography
Many cousins and family members commented that MaMa’s death was the end of an era in our family. We’ll miss MaMa, but I have no doubt she’s looking down on us and is so proud of her family.