Today marks the 7 year anniversary of my Mamaw's death. She passed away July 8, 2003 with all of her living children, grandchildren and great grand children surrounding her. I can't believe it's been 7 years. Some days it feels like it was yesterday and other days it feels like forever. I miss her and I think of her every single day.
She was the absolutely heart and soul of our family. I can't think of one memory from my childhood that she wasn't a part of in some way or another. She was a very special person to so many people. She was a fun Mamaw, I saw her do many cannon balls into her pool fully clothed...lol. Birthdays aren't the same without her LOUD tone death version of Happy birthday :). She loved having her Grand kids around. I loved spending the night with her, even after I was grown. Waking up to the smell of home made biscuits every morning and having a fresh veggie supper straight from HER garden! That woman could cook I'm telling you! And those biscuits, NOBODY and I mean nobody can make biscuits like hers, she had those biscuits down to an art and no recipe out there can come close, believe me, we've all tried!
She was so funny, she seriously had the best sense of humor ever, she loved to laugh and tell jokes. She was an amazing seamstress, and she loved to quilt and crochet. She loved her church, she was always involved in something there. And I can't go to her church without someone mentioning her or saying how much they miss her, she was such a special part of the congregation. It's still really weird to sit in the sanctuary and look at her seat that she sat in every Sunday.
There are so many ways that I miss her, that my whole family misses her. She was such an important part of our family. The hole that she left is deep and wide, life isn't the same without her. I miss her so very very much!
The memory of a good person is a blessing.