My much-loved grandmother has decided to let go of her earthly connections after a recent stroke, and move to the other side. I'm so proud of her for the life she's lived and the strength she has shown, even in death, but so very sad to have to live on without her.
But this sad time in my life does mean that I get to visit Iowa, which I love, although it is probably the last trip for a long while. I'm meeting my mom and sister there tomorrow. I'm grateful for these family connections and for all the bounty that is mine.