Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good bye 2011, Hello 2012!

2011 was not a good year for a lot of reasons. But the biggest was losing two woman in my life that I loved and cared about.

In March I said good bye to my grandmother Joyce Ann Bartylla. What can I say about her. She was like a mom to me in so many ways. We talked a few times a week and I could tell her anything. And often I would. We laughed together often. She would comfort me in the hard times, and I would do the same for her. She shared her past with me. Stories of growing up, meeting my grandfather, her parents, her sisters and brothers. And most importantly she would share stories about my mom that my mom liked to not share or would chose to forget.
My grandma or Wamma is greatly missed by all. But not forgotten at all! Not a day hasn't past where she doesn't come to mind. Now she is in a better place. Where she is no longer sick. She is back with her loved ones that she mourned for years. And now when my time comes I get to meet up with her again. I can't wait to give her a big hug!

December 6th 2011 my dad lost his wife Fran Scarrella of many years. I lost a friend, step mother, and someone I cared so much about.
Sure in our past we didn't get a long. But having a teenage daughter or my own I could only imagine the "joys" I brought daily lol
We would talk about that. She would apologize and so would I. But at the end of our conversations we would be laughing about something or another.
Last November my kids and I got to come visit San Antonio and spend Thanksgiving with my family. She was so happy! We had a good time. I never thought that would have been the last time I would see her.
Like my grandmother Fran was very sick for many years. And now she is in a better place enjoying her loved ones as well. We will meet again!

Now I can only hope that I make a mark on my kids or loved ones the way these two woman did on me. They live in my heart. In my memories.
From this I learned not to take for granted those moments we have with the ones close to us.

Happy 2012!


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