My Dad called yesterday to tell me that my Grandma Smith had passed away. She had been living with Alzheimer’s for some time and as I grieve her death it is different from others I have lost. Due to her illness we had been losing her slowly for awhile. I think when you begin to lose the person that you love as they slip away to Alzheimer’s you begin the grieving process at that point. I choose to remember so many wonderful things about my Grandma. Like her chocolate chip cookies (the best around!), her hiding Easter Eggs in the backyard so her grandchildren could hunt them, her brownies with powdered sugar on top, her easy smile and sweet chuckle of a laugh. In the last several years she talked about “going home” and would even tell you that her parents were expecting her any time (she was a young unmarried woman at this time in her mind). I pray that she is home now and in peace. Love you Grandma Smith!