30 Day Challenge - Day 30 - A Picture of Someone you Miss
If you could see me right now you would see me patting myself on the back, literally. I cannot believe that I have completed this 30 day challenge, without missing a single day! Go me!
So, for today's post, I am posting about my Grandma Sonntag, pictured above with me and Chelsea circa 2001.
There are other people whom I miss, but she comes to mind immediately.
I will always be thankful that just a few weeks before she passed away I randomly stopped by to see her. She lived on the east side of town and I had just completed a presentation at one of the Long Realty offices on that side. I hadn't seen her for awhile and I knew no one at my office would care if I were a few minutes later than expected so I called her and popped in. We had a lovely, relaxing visit and some much-need time to catch up. I also think she was happy that we had that time. Right Mom?
I will always regret that I missed her last Mother's Day, because I was sick (aka hung-over), but I don't think she minded too much. Right Mom?
She was an amazing grandma who loved us and spoiled us in every way. But she was never taken for granted. I have hundreds of memories of our times with Grandma, way too many to list in this post, but I will tell you that:
- she and my mom talked every night until the day she passed away, Chelsea and I also talk to our mom almost every night too no matter who makes fun of us!
- we used to love driving with her in her white honda accord (which later became Chelsea's, then became mine, and then I crashed it) because she would do the clutch and let us do the shifter
- when we would drive with her we would cheer when we went through a green light and boo when we got stopped at red
- she (quite literally) counted cheerios to make sure Chelsea and I always had equal amounts of everything
- the soft-drink TAB probably stayed in business because of her
- we spent countless hours at her house for our weekly Sunday dinner and play-time outside
- she let my friends and I borrow her gold honda accord to go to Vegas with her handicap plate so we could park close to the casinos
- she traveled often to really interesting places, and always sent us postcards
- she always had ice cream in the house and was only happy if you ate 1 or 2 (or 3) bowls (gosh I wish Stevie had gotten to know her better, she was his type of lady!)
- when she discovered that you liked something, she showed you with it
I could go on and on but I think that's enough for now and for this challenge!