This didn’t even feel like one whole year already and I still feel wistful.
For those that didn’t know, I made a post last year commemorating Gloria Bland who is my grandmother. She passed away this time last year and it rattled me for a long time. This was someone who I was close to and it came out of nowhere. She died peacefully, but I wished it didn’t happen. After that, I had no more living grandparents. If you’re curious, that’s also my grandfather James Bland who died when I was only twelve years old. As sappy as it sounds, I know Granddaddy was ecstatic seeing his bride once again in the afterlife. I couldn’t stop crying at her funeral and I’m man enough to admit it. During this time, I was in the middle of my big Katauta 52 project and I was devastated. It did force me to honor her. That clock in the video used to belong to her, so that’s why I had it as the main image.
It’s been very rough for me in these past few days.
I lost my Grammy Gloria, and it just saddens me.
She’s in that picture with my Granddad James Curtis Bland who passed away when I was 12 years old. In case, you’re wondering, I’m named after his middle name.
My Grammy lived to be 89 years young as she lived a full life being a great mother to my mom, aunt and uncle. Then eventually becoming a great grandmother to my sister, cousin, and I. She always wanted the best for me and she had lots of people who loved her.
I feel bad because this was unexpected and I just yearn to tell her that I love her and care about her again.
Grammy, may the angels welcome you in the great pearly dimension. Tell Grandad I said hello. You’re both reunited in a place where there’s no more suffering.
You may be gone on Earth, but I’ll never forget the amazing memories I’ve had with you during my lifetime.
From your loving grandson,
This has been a painful week so far and I’m still processing everything.
My Grammy died earlier this week and I want to do something in her memory.
I made a Katauta that’s dedicated to her, but I’m also going to put another post later today about how I’ve been feeling after the fact.
RIP: Gloria Bland. You’ve lived a great life and you are loved so much.
I wish you could come back and really show how much I care about you.