I have been a very very fortunate person, being able to enjoy all of my grandparents. This is the first time I have ever suffered such a great loss in the family. At least in the carnal sense. I know where she is and she is absolutely free of pain and happy now. Doesn't change the fact that I will miss her here. mom was a mess for a few days, but she decided to be strong for her family, who is not as put together as she is, sadly. We had to do a whole lot of counseling and emotional cleanup.
I was an absolute mess when I saw nana's office. She was a florist and her workshop was never without an abundance of fresh flowers and ribbons all over the place. Seeing it empty for the first time just broke me. But I'm glad I came. I needed to remember all the good times. Most of the family after the funeral got together and just shared stories about all the good times we've had. It was just what I needed.
Now I'm at the airport, just waiting for our flight to head out. I'll be back home soon and ready to make a lot more memories with my family.