#SOL22 I'll Remember Day 25 of 31
"And I'll remember the love that you gave me, now that I'm standing on my own..."
-"I'l Remember", Madonna
*Each day in March I am selecting a song as the title and inspiration for my blog post. I am curating a playlist of moments and memories and I will share it at the end of the month.
Today is my Grandma's birthday and though she is in Heaven, I feel her around me today. I woke up thinking about her and all the things I remember about our time together. Our cups of tea together. The times I called her and she picked up with a "Hiya Kath!" Sitting on the porch together. All the holidays. All the regular days. I was blessed to have my Grandma until I was 35 years old. It still didn't feel like enough time.
Today I attended the LILAC Conference (Long Island Language Arts Committee) and had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Schu speak in a workshop. He talked about his Grandma and watching Golden Girls together and I always did that too- Saturday nights my sister and I would sleep over and the Golden Girls were on at 9:00 on Channel 4. Mr. Schu was so passionate, animated, fun and full of meaning- it just filled my soul to hear him speak and to learn about the books he shared. He spoke about how he's been inspired by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and I've always been inspired by here too. Mr. Schu's workshop was good for my soul today. I'll remember him and his presentation.
There is so much to hold onto and just as much to let go of. Maybe one of life's lessons is learning the difference. Today I hold my dear Grandma and love of stories in my heart.
3/25/2022 02:40:42 pm
I love that image of you and your sister sleeping over your grandma's house and watching The Golden Girls together. How lucky that you have that memory to cherish.
3/25/2022 03:31:33 pm
Passionate, animated, fun and full of meaning? While I've never spent time with either your grandmother or Mr. Schu, your slice leads me to surmise that the two of them have lots in common.
3/25/2022 05:12:13 pm
Happy birthday to your grandma. The missing is hard. How lucky you are to have listened to Mr. Schub today. His passion is inspiring!
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Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski