Red Slippers

I have not blogged recently because Beloved’s grandmother Mimi, passed away.  And, I was away from my computer, attending her visitation service.  It was wonderful to see how many people loved Mimi and meet many of her friends and family members, that I had never seen before.

I don’t mean to sound glib, because of course, there was sadness.  But, there was also quite a bit of laughter and giggling too.

The Pope's red shoes

For example, I’m sure many of you know that The Pope wears red slippers.  Well, so does our Mimi, all the way up to Heaven.

light pink paper

How do I know this?  At one point in the evening, all of the ornery cousins crowded around Mimi’s coffin, lifted the satin drape that covered her legs . . .  And, there they were – Mimi’s tiny feet adorned in her favorite red fuzzy slippers.  That really tickled us all.

Mimi's visitation 137

I especially love how these pictures, taken throughout the years, capture her unchanging smile.  As friends and relatives of Mimi, we all came together this week, with heavy hearts.  But, because of her enduring spirit, we were able to share laughter and happiness, even through our tears.

Colorful Butterflys

To experience the gift of laughter, that you gave to all those who loved you, is one of the most amazing tributes to anyone’s life, that I have ever seen.

  16 comments for “Red Slippers

  1. March 15, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Jodi – I bet your Mimi is smiling down upon you.


    • March 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      I sure hope she is! She brought so many smiles to all of us. Hope you are feeling better!


  2. March 15, 2013 at 4:22 am

    I bet mimi is proud of you and smiling down on you


    • March 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Thank you! I feel like she is smiling down on us. I appreciate the encouraging comment!


  3. March 15, 2013 at 7:33 am

    What a tester to your Mimi that you could laugh and giggle together as you remembered her!


    • March 17, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Lol, I’m glad that’s how everything turned out. She deserved to be remembered with happy hearts! Thank you for your support.


  4. March 15, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Mimi will be proud of you. Kudos :)


    • March 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Thank you for your encouragement and support! It means very much!


  5. March 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm



    • March 17, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Thank you so much! We know she is now with Grandpa and free from any pain and sadness. I do appreciate the comment!


  6. March 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Mimi sounds like a treasure. How lucky you are to have had her in your life, and how wise you are to learn from her laughter.


    • March 17, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      She was a wonderful lady. Thank you for your comment – it’s good to see you blogging again!


  7. Seastar
    March 17, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Thank you for the sweet and zany tribute to Mimi. We love it and we love you!
    The Sea Star


  8. Seastar
    March 17, 2013 at 9:59 am

    PS, Mimi is still messing with us!
    Sea Star


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