I'm also thinking about my Grandma Bonnie, who passed away earlier this year. She served in the Air Force as a captain and nurse who ministered to many servicemen and women.
For as long as I can remember, every time I’ve seen a shooting star, blown on a dandelion, or made a wish, it’s been for one thing: my Grandma Bonnie’s good health. She was a rock in our family, but at the same time hilarious and sometimes just as much of a goofball as us kids. She had the beautiful ability to be tough but kind, reminding us that you never know what others might be going through. Her “past lives” ranged from being a nun to a captain in the Air Force, all with an IQ that was through-the-roof.
Her death last weekend, although not unexpected, put me in a dark place that I know I’m not the first to experience. She wouldn’t stand for us being melancholy though, so I’m trying to focus on the incredible woman she was and live in a way that makes the best of her influence. Thank you to all my family and friends for your love and optimism.