Today is usually full of fun and an excuse for Americans to eat a lot of Mexican food. My office is having a Cinco de Mayo themed potluck. But today with all the fun I also think a lot about my Mama D (my grandmother).
No her name did not start with a D. She wanted us to call her Big Mama, which my Daddy refused because he didn't think it was respectful sounding. So she was going to be called G Mama for Grand Mama. However, when Sissy came along it came out Mama D.
My Mama D went home to be with the Lord on May 5th 2002. I miss her everyday! She was always my biggest supporter no matter what. I loved when I got to go and spend the summer with her and I loved more than anything when she came to live with us in 1996!
D was there for a lot of huge milestones in my life and I cherish that fact. She even picked out my high school sweetheart right out of the football program! Haha! I remember her looking through it to see my cheerleading picture and seeing him. She turned to me and said "Oh Laura he is a handsome young man and you should date him!". I laughed and told her that I had no idea who he was to which her reply was that I should find out! haha! Little did I know that I would meet him about a month later and date him for the next two and a half years!
But that was my D! She always said until your married your are single, something that my grandfather did not agree with! But they had an amazing marriage and I hope to one day have one just like theirs. My grandfather went to the Lord 10 years earlier and she missed him terribly so when her time came I know she was ready to go and be with him again.
I miss my Mama D everyday but I like to take this day to spend some extra time remembering her!