A Letter for Grandma

Today is not supposed to be one of the significant anniversaries. ┬áIt is not the first, the fifth or the tenth year. It is an odd year, the eleventh since you left my life. But the weight of your absence was especially profound for me today, as the calendar date coincided with the day you […]

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Becoming Big Mama-Part II

It is August 2005. My Mama has been gone for two days. I am not crying yet. There is no time to cry. I am the oldest of four siblings and my Mama had no spouse when she passed. I can’t cry; I must do. From the moment the RN tells me that my Mom […]

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Becoming Big Mama-Part I

Next month will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of my maternal Grandma. Longtime readers of my blog and my friends and family know that my Grandma was one of my major influences. I still miss her deeply, and her life lessons still shape my own. One aspect of her life that has weighed […]

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