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.
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.
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.
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.
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.