We got back from Grandma Kirkland's funeral service last night. We all love her so much, she really was amazing. Some of the things I love and learned about Grandma are the following:
-She made everyone feel special in their own way. Wither it be by bringing you your own personal tubbaware of (the best in the world) fudge, coming to ALL of your events, or receiving a hand written note from her in the mail.
-Every single gift she has given has been too pretty to open, seriously.
-A lot of her letters I had a hard time reading because she wrote them in spanish. Yes, she took a college spanish class just a few years ago. Amazing.
-She wouldn't be caught dead wearing black with brown, or shoes without a heel. So classy and well-dressed! I always envied her shoes so much, and told her she was lucky her feet were four sizes smaller than mine.
-She had breast cancer, heart disease, diabetes, skin cancer, open heart surgery, etc.. and was still, "so grateful for her health."
-The first (and only) time I ever remember sitting in the "comfy" chairs at church were when Grandma was babysitting. Boy was she early to everything.
-My first swig of Diet Coke was given to me by none other than Grandma Kirkland, and I can't thank her enough.
One of her friends spoke at the funeral service. She said how Grandma Kirkland would wake up at 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning everyday to work on her lawn and pull weeds. She also said that when she was done she would sit down and read her Book of Mormon outside. Grandma Kirkland was such a hard worker and so sweet. May we always remember her and try to be
more like her everyday.
**Polaroids she mailed to me about a year ago. She saw my vintage-inspired bathing suit one day and knew I would love hers as well. She was right.