I’m not going to lie, I cried when I got this news. I’ve been in Brianna’s bible study classes for one year now and I am going to miss her terribly. She is such a light and warrior. She taught me so much about what it means to be a daughter and sister in Christ. 

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Tonight when I got home from work, I received a big yellow envelope from my Grandma in Alaska. In it contained some gift cards and two smaller white envelopes with “Papa” and “Craig” written on them, father and son. I knew the contents would be their ashes. I couldn’t bring myself to open them for a few hours because somehow, even though it’s almost been a year, it would make their deaths much more real to me. I call and talk to my grandma at least twice a week and I still expect to hear my papa answer the phone. He would always say;

“Well, how Miss Mandy be today? You wanna talk to the old biscuit?”

I miss them both terribly. I will never get use to them being gone.