But then, we were told that Rich's grandmother passed away.
If anything good comes from losing a loved one, it is the solid dose of perspective and priority realignment. She was eighty-nine years old and living in a nursing home. In the 14 or so years I've known her she has always surprised me with her ever-pleasant disposition and physical abilities, as one of her favorite past times was walking.
As people gathered yesterday for her service and shared stories about Elaine Kelly, many of them had similar themes. She was a funny woman who had many one-liners. She loved children. She was very giving. Though there were many more, I feel if we all live with these attributes alone - laughter, love and generosity - we'd all feel we lived the full life that she did. She will be missed.
|Having a tea party on the floor with 1 year old Paige|