This is my grandmother - Grandma Riedel. She peacefully passed away in her sleep this past weekend. I am heading to Kansas to give her eulogy, an honor bestowed upon me by my family. I only hope I can articulate what a wonderful person she was.
As I reflect, I realize my grandmother was a mentor to me long before I even knew it. I can remember visiting her during summer vacations and pouring over every cake decorating magazine she owned. She was also known to throw a party or two in her day - amazing parties! She planted seeds in me that now flourish.
I have been truly blessed. Up until this weekend, I still had all four of my grandparents living. I grew up with strong, wise elders that loved me and taught me wonderful things about life. They got to meet my children and that makes me so happy.
I love you, Grandma!