The House Where Grandma Lived

October 8, 2007 by Kailani  
Filed under my family

We’re back home from Maui and despite all the drama surrounding Grandma’s passing (long story) it was a really nice service. Everybody tried to put their differences aside for one day and come together as a family.

We even stopped by Grandma’s old house where I spent many summers growing up. It’s been sold 3 different times over the years but it will always be Grandma’s house to me.

Thank you again for all your thoughts and prayers. I really appreciate your kindness.


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25 Responses to “The House Where Grandma Lived”
  1. Baby Advice says:

    Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Summer says:

    I’m glad you’re back safe and that it went smoothly.

  3. Maribeth says:

    Glad you are home.
    Remember, my dear, Grandma will never leave you. She will always be in your heart and your soul!

  4. Renee says:

    glad your back. Hugs

  5. amy says:

    Sorry I didn’t post this sooner, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I’m glad the service went well and you are home safely! My grandparents house in the country will always be theres too :)

  6. Pamela says:

    the family sounds like a story waiting to be told….

  7. Amy says:

    Kailani, I don’t know how I missed that your grandmother passed away, but I am sorry for your loss. And yes, it will always be Grandma’s home. I understand the feeling that no matter who lives in it it’s still part of you.

    Glad your home safely and I will pray for your family as they will be missing her.

    Love, Amy

  8. JessicaK says:

    Somehow I missed this. I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  9. Deb says:

    I’m glad that everything went well and you are back safely. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    I still drive by the house I grew up in every so often and even though my parents sold it over 10 years ago, it’s still ‘my’ house, ‘my’ yard, ‘my’ driveway, etc. to me… :)

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  12. Holly Schwendiman says:

    I know exactly what you mean about it always being “Grandma’s House”. I’m glad the funeral wasn’t marred by additional strife. Finding peace is so essential when death strikes. Still sending hugs, love and prayers.


  13. Tammy says:

    I’m so sorry about your grandmother! I missed hearing about this, and hugs are sent your way!
    So glad that the service for her went so very well.
    I know what you mean…no matter who later owns grandma’s house later on, it is still “grandma’s house”!

  14. Dana says:

    Glad you are back safely. I have many fond memories of my grandma’s house. It is something you’ll be able to cherish forever..the memories. Sorry for all the drama.

  15. TopChamp says:

    Hope all is well with you . The photo of the house is fab – what a location with the mountain behind.

  16. maria says:

    when I’m home I always drive by my grams old house. Sometimes it makes me cry, but usually it makes me wonder when the yard got so small…lol. Glad it went smooth, those things are hard enough without family drama.

  17. Sheila says:

    It makes my eyes well up for you to share that photo. Grandma’s house is very special. Hugs!

  18. The Foo says:

    sorry for your loss and i didn’t know about your grandma. Wondering where Kailani was. You and your family are in our prayers. I have a blogad advertiser account but I can’t find any place that allows you to invite a person. I think there are only specific members in a category hive that have that power.

  19. tracey says:

    So sorry about your grandma, and about the family drama…

  20. donetta says:

    I voted for you. welcome home. I am glad you were able to say good bye to the home of your Grandmother also.

  21. momto3cubs says:

    My sincere condolences on the loss of your Grandma.

    She lives on through all who knew her.

  22. Christine says:

    Glad you are home and that everyone put aside their differences. When my father passed away, his family took it really hard and you could feel the tension between both families.
    You must have so many special memories of your grandmother’s house. That’s wonderful you were able to visit Her house and remember the sweet times filled with plenty of laughter.

  23. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    I’m glad everything went well and it was a good service. May your grandmother find peace and happiness. She had a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing the photo.

  24. Waya says:

    Oh Kailani, my deepest sympathy to you and your family!

  25. Jenny says:

    I’m glad your Grandmother’s service was nice. Thinking of you…

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