January 17, 2011

A Touch Of Rosie

The day after I got the news of my grandmother's passing, I needed to get out of the house because I'd had enough of moping around. I was feeling upset for not having been there before she passed... It's always been a hazard of living far from family when emergencies arise.

So we were at a bookstore... I wasn't really shopping, just kind of poking around. I know every quilting book in stock since we go all the time. I was just about to walk off when I spotted something I'd never seen there before... A Touch of Rosie.

Rosie is my grandmother's name.

It could've been sheer coincidence, but I like to think that it was her saying hello. Because she knew I needed her to. Because she knew I was feeling guilty and horrible about not being able to say goodbye in person. Because she was an amazing person who would do such a thing.

Call me crazy, but I felt better after that. I'm still prone to burst into tears and scare the crap out of my husband -- that's to be expected -- but I feel more calm.

I've been trying to keep my hands and mind busy... spending time with people I love. We went over to a friend's place and a bunch of people came by... we talked, ate pizza and watched TV together. And they did more for me than they'll ever know.

And to everyone who sent their condolences and prayers my way... I thank you. I can't even say how much it means to me that you care.


CaryManda said...

love you babe. :)
You look like her to me. :)
Isn't it cool how they can send us little messages?

Dee said...

Audrey, I just read about your grandmother. In the pictures you share, she is absolutely beautiful! Such a peaceful countenance!

My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May the Peace that passes understanding be a guiding light to you!

Unknown said...

Looking at those pictures of Grandma Rosie, I can tell that she was a kind and sweet woman.

I think that finding that book was just what you needed when you needed it, coincidence or visitation from her spirit.

My heartfelt condolences go out to you, when you feel sad, think about all the great times that you had together.

Here's to Grandma Rosie. :-)

Kaye Prince said...

That is really neat Audrie - I truly believe she was sending you a message. I'm sure that she knew how much you loved her and knew that you would have been with her if you could... Grandma's just know that sort of thing.

Janet said...

Your grandmother looks like a loving and peaceful person. I'm sure she's looking out for you from above.

Kari V. said...

Hopefully those raw, painful moments of grieving get a little easier with time. Did you think about making one of the projects from the book?


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