In early November 2018, my grandma Lil passed away. Saying goodbye is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.
Lil was 96 years old and if you’ve been following me on Facebook, you know how important she was to me.
I spoke to my grandma on the phone nearly every day of the last five years of her life.
Over the course of those five years, she became a bigger part of my life.
There’s a famous quote that says “you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
While our location separated us physically, I spent a lot of time talking on the phone with Lil. She was one of the five people I spent the most time with, and she definitely upped my average.
Honoring Lil’s Life:
My grandma was my hero. She was the most incredible woman I’ve ever known.
- Throw away the bad days and hold on to the good
- Try everything once
- Enjoy what you have while you have it
- Embrace change
- Take action on what matters to you
I made that video series because I wanted Lil to see just what an impact she made on my life.
I also wanted to share her wisdom with others because I know just how tremendously it has shaped who I am today.
The video series was one of the most important things that I have created because I took action to made it before she passed. I knew that I didn’t want to wait for her to die in order to start to record how she has impacted my life.
I never wanted to have to say goodbye to Lil.
Call me crazy but I honestly thought she might defy all odds and live forever; she was that great.
Well, saying goodbye was the hardest thing I’ve ever done and I felt like one of the best ways to do it was with a video.
I get really raw in the video above, so I hope you enjoy!
Thank you all for the love and support in my grieving process.
It’s not easy, but I know that Lil would be so proud of me for continuing to take action on the things that matter most to me.
She mattered most to me and while I will miss her every single day, I know that she’s with me everywhere I go.