This past week has had many ups and downs… My Grandmother passed away this past Wednesday and it has been very hard on my family. This evening I must break the news to my son when he returns from being at his Dad’s house…this I am not looking forward to at all. My Grandmother was, and will always remain in our hearts, an extraordinary woman. This coming Wednesday we will celebrate her life and the many ways she had touched our lives. I will read a poem I had written about her at the service that captures her in so many ways. Today I paint and in the end it will be a photo tree to celebrate her beauty and some of our fondest memories of her.