Sunday, November 11, 2012


My Grandma Hoxsie passed away early this morning.  My emotions are so conflicted right now. I am so incredibly sad that she is gone. But, I am so happy that she has been reunited with my grandpa and other family members.

I adored my grandma.  She was funny, feisty, and you really never knew what might come out of her mouth.  During one visit with her not too long after Dave and I were married, she told me that even though we weren't ready to get pregnant, we should still "practice" a lot.  Not something you really expect to hear from your grandma, yet not totally unexpected from mine.

I get my love of Christmas from my grandma.  She hosted our family Christmases every year.  She baked tons of cookies, pies, and other treats and decorated every square inch of her house.  I have so many wonderful memories of Christmas at her house.

A couple of traits I didn't inherit from her are her gift for gab and her toughness.  I'm usually pretty quiet while she could talk to anyone, anywhere.  She was a strong lady and often lovingly told me to "tough it out" when I was upset about something.

I feel like I could type forever and still not be able to truly convey how wonderful she was and how much I loved her.

I love you grandma. Thanks for all the happy memories.