Today I live in a world that doesn’t have Great Gran in it. Thank you for all of your kind thoughts and words and prayers. It’s been good to know that y’all are out there.

Ellie is going to be a witch for Halloween. And I’m going to take a little bit of a break.

I’ll be back when the octopus prototype is finished.

22 thoughts on “Halloween

  1. Carole

    Oh dear Emily, I am so sorry for your loss. I know from reading your blog over the years how much your great gran meant to you. Her spirit will live on in you and you will teach Ellie all about her, I know this to be true.

  2. danielle

    As another said, she’s not gone, she left a lot in you, Ellie, and others. I hope that little witch (and her many familiars) of yours brings a lot of light to today. So sorry.

  3. sprite

    I’m so, so sorry for your loss. People seem to think it should get easier to lose elderly loved ones the older you get, but I think it’s way harder.

    May all those good memories of Great Gran help you through the dark days. We’ll be thinking of you all.

  4. Carla (from Alabama)

    I am so sorry to hear about your gran Emily. I know it is hard to lose a loved one no matter how sick or old they are. My mother always told me to dewell on the good memories of the ones gone and the things about them that made me smile and not the fact that they are no longer here. I truly thank my mother for that advice and have used it many times in relation to her passing. Prayers for you and your family are being sent up!

  5. KSD

    She’ll be here as long as you remember her. Allow yourself to be sad, and don’t come back here until you’re ready. We all understand.

  6. Angela Dotsenko

    Having just read your entire blog only very recently, I am truly sad for you and for me. Take some time off and try and write things down. The recipes, the jokes, her favorite pattern, the things she always said. the perfumes, soaps, pet peeves, describe her favorite house dress, write memories of special days. You see in 20 years we change. We think differently. But what you write down is a time capsule. Capture this time for you and your daughter. In 20 years you will want to look back and remember these special moments. I think it helps us to grieve and rejoice in the life they lived.

  7. Ruth

    Hugs and best wishes my friend. I’m truly sorry to hear about Great Gran. Your affection for her was evident in everything you wrote about her and she sounded like an amazing woman.

  8. Dorothy

    Emily, I have tears in my eyes for you. I know how very special your Great Gran was to you. I’m sure you are very thankful for the time that you had with her.

    Your family is in my prayers.

  9. colleen

    a whole lot of awesome is gone from the world….
    I’m here for u, whatever u need. Glass of wine? cookies? take care of yourself and family.. hugz

  10. kt

    Love and hugs from here. Know that you have lots of love and good wishes pouring in from all of us around the world. You take as long as you need and know that we’ll be here when you come back. xxoo

  11. kathy crispino

    I’m so very sorry…sending you love and hugs. Take time to grieve, and reflect, and remember, and love…

  12. Amanda Page

    Ah, so sorry about your Great-Gran, Emily. Much love from down here, Grans are much missed people. Be gentle with yourself, and we’ll wait for your return.

  13. Stephanie

    Breathe, Emily, In and Out, In and Out.
    Think, Blue Ocean, Blue Ocean and watch the waves, In and Out, In and Out.

    Know that ALL of us share your pain and grief and are here for you.

    Sending you love love love and happy that you have so many memories of Great Gran. She will always be with you.

  14. Beth

    Oh, Em, I’m so sorry. I know from your posts that your Great Gran was a lovely woman and very special to you. May God grant you peace during this difficult time.

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