Today was a roller coaster emotion day. We laid my grandma, Doris M. Preston Smock to rest. After 86 years my grandma has gone to heaven to be with my grandpa. This women is one of the most amazing women I have ever known.
She lived her life in such a true way. She never compromised her principles or what she believed in. She was stubborn, strict and was in charge. She was also caring compassionate, giving and selfless. She was the first female member of the Lions legion, and was dedicated to giving to others. She always spoke her mind and put others before her. Coming from a large family, she was the matriarch. She was the leader and what held us together.
If I inherited or learned anything from her it was to speak your mind and opinions, but be respectful at the same time. She lived her life true, in the best form.
She volunteered at the American Cancer Society, ran the community fair board, volunteered to work elections, was part of the American Legion and was a key personality in our small community of 1500 people. There are so many things she was involved in I couldn’t list them all. She impacted so many lives and was a wonderful lady.
Today we said goodbye, but remembered. We will always remember. From the great family arguments to the happy Easter egg hunts. That was the best, those Easter egg hunts. Even if as we got older we spied to see where the eggs with the money were hidden. Hehehe.
Goodbye Grandma I love you and will always miss you, but I am glad you are whole again and with those that passed before you. Give grandpa a hug and say hi to Aunt Wendy.
Take care and be safe out there. If you still have your grandma call her now, tell her you love her and what an impact she has had on you.