June 21, 2012

The Show Must Go ON...!

My precious Grandma slipped away from us today. At 97, she was finally ready. When I heard the news, I went to be with my family; I hugged them tight. And as we left I turned to blow my Grandma one final kiss from the doorway. But she was already gone.

Even though we were expecting this at any moment, the tears still surprised me. And then I thought what she would say;
"The Show must go on!" She'd stamp her walker, throw her head back and laugh. She had quite the laugh for such a tiny person! It shook the chandelier.

And so, since the show must go on, I invite you to scroll way, way, waaaaaaaay down...

Today is my Blogiversary. It's been two years since I leaped into the Blogger Abyss and never looked up. We've had giggles, tears, stories, eye rolling, we've poked fun at social media and we've shared the lighter side of parenting. It's been fun and I suppose I've done rather a lot of drawing.

Thank-you to all who have visited me here. I love you.

Let's eat cake!


  1. I'll pass on cake but have Ice cream =)

    I'm sad to hear about your grandma, she sounds like she was quite the force of nature. Congrats and lets hop you are around for another two and more.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss :(

    I've loved your drawings for a long time now and they always put a smile on my face. Grandma would love that you make other people happy with your talent.

    Jamie @ www.mamamommymom.com

  3. Again, my sympathies for your loss. Your grandma sounds like a great lady. I bet she was very proud of you and all that you have accomplished. Happy Blogiversary JC :)

  4. My condolences on your loss. Even when you expect it to happen, it doesn't really prepare you for it. (We went through that with my grandmother and TheAngelForever's grandfather.) Hold onto the good memories you have of her and she'll never be far away. (I have a "tropical island" painting my grandfather made hanging in my office. It's nice to know that part of him is right by me at all times.)

    Oh, and happy blog-o-versary!

  5. I'm sorry for your loss. 97 is a long life, but it's always too soon.

    Might as well have cake - Happy Blogoversary!

  6. I'm very sorry for your loss JC.
    My deepest condolences.

  7. Bittersweet post, good lady. Congrats and know that there are a lot of people who stand with you.

  8. "The show must go on" very much our family motto too.
    Treat that robber Death with the contempt he deserves.

  9. So very sorry about your Grandma. I understand exactly. We lost our Uncle last week who was 91. Even when they are in the golden years of life it is still hard to say goodbye.

    Hard to change gears here but also....HAPPY 2ND BLOGOVERSARY!!!!

  10. I celebrated my 2 year blog birthday last month. I'm so glad I've been around for 18 or so months of your drawings and funny comments.

    Happy Birthday

  11. Happy Blogiversary!!!!!
    (And bittersweet hugs)

  12. Thoughts to you & your family.

    Also? Congrats on the whole 2 year thingy - geesh, it goes by fast!

  13. It's always tough when a family member leaves us. I lost my mom to cancer many years ago, I still think about her every day.

  14. "To speak the name of the dead is to make them live again." Egyptian inscription

    Speak of your Grandma often and share her stories.

    Congrats on the 2 year Blogiversary! Make Grandma proud in year three!

  15. Although it's a bittersweet time for you, wishing you a great big happy blogiversary. Your blog is one of my favourites :)

  16. Thank-you all for stopping by and for the good wishes - I really appreciate it!


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