A labor of love

Being at my grandma and papa’s house is such a comfort to me. When I walked in the door today the familiar smell of their house and their welcoming voices and arms was just what I needed. To be in a place that feels so safe and rekindles memories of nothing but happiness is true bliss. Tomorrow is grammy’s birthday, so we had a little celebration at lunch. With my belly full of home-cooked food and delicious cheesecake made by my beautiful sis, we visited and talked about the day grammy was born. Ommie, mygreat grandma, told us about that day. We then played a couple games of euchre. Which, by the way, Ommie and I beat Audra and Doug………both games!!! Grandma then proceeded to show me her latest projects. Side note: my grandma is one of the most talented women I know. I come from a long line of creative women. Anyway, she has been creating Liv Life shirts for us to sell to help us with our medical bills or cost of Genestein. These are homemade, by grammy. Different than the shirts we have made for the foundation. People have been requesting these shirts left and right. Grammy has been buying shirts when she finds them on sale, tracing the iron-on’s, cutting out the fabric, and embroidering the letters. She’s created an assembly line to maximize her time, but she estimates one shirt takes about 5 hours, start to finish. When I saw all of this, I insisted we help with the process and even volunteered my mom to help out. I traced, mom cut out, and Grammy continued placing each and every letter on the shirt. No sewing was completed today. This is all a labor of love. Complete, self-less, beautiful, generous, labor of love. To commit this amount of time and her own money to do this for us, for Liv, is true love. I really can’t put into words how much this has touched me. Thank you grammy for loving me and my family unconditionally. Thank you for creating such a warm place for me and the rest of OUR family to come. I hope you know how much you mean to me, and how much I LOVE YOU! You have filled my heart more than I can ever express.