Post # 1
This is just one of those stories I wanted to share. We’ve had a bit of a rough first half of the year. My grandmother, who lived with my family while we were growing up (for twenty years, really), died a few months ago. While it was time, it’s never easy. On top of that, I ended up in the ER a few months later, and needed surgery the same week. About a month after that, the hospital bills came in. While they weren’t nearly as bad as they could have been (thanking my lucky stars that I’m lucky enough to have good insurance), they put a huge dent in our wedding savings, and we’re already on a super tight budget.
I’m going shopping for potential wedding dress stuff with my bridesmaids this weekend, and the money issues were just putting a bit of a damper on everything. Today, though, I came home to a card in the mail from my aunt. Not having any idea why she would have sent me anything, I open the card.
All it says is “Love, your Grandmom,” and a check the amount I had budgeted for my dress falls out. I just started crying standing by my front door, staring at it. I called my mom and aunt and they said they were finally able to get some of her money stuff squared away.
I think it’s pretty clear what I’ll be using the money for, and I think she would approve – Grammy’s sense of fashion was always impeccable <3
Post # 3
@BotticelliLove: That’s awesome! Happy dress shopping!
Post # 4
@BotticelliLove: Thanks, now I’m crying too! Enjoy dress shopping!
Post # 5
That is so wonderful 🙂 enjoy dress shopping and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
Post # 6
Thanks, ladies 🙂 I’m so glad I’ll really be able to enjoy it, now!
Post # 8
well I’m tearing up at my desk!!!! that’s so sweet
Post # 9
What a fantastic story! You might spend a tiny bit of it on a special picture frame for her. I had my Gram’s picture at my parents’ table and I really did feel like she was there with us.
Post # 10
This is way better than the “Pennies from Heaven” stories that Dear Abby posts.
Post # 11
Aww that is so SWEET! What a lovely story.
Post # 12
What an awesome story. I’ll bet you are feeling pretty loved today, aren’t you? What a warm and wonderful feeling it will be to walk dow the aisle in your gown, knowing your Grandmother had a part in making it happen.
Post # 13
Thanks, everyone. We were already planning on doing some memorial things for people from both our families, but it makes me so happy that she can be part of this too, especially since I think the dress would have been her favorite part (aside from the actual wedding) 🙂
Post # 14
AWWW!!! That happened to me with my first car- my grandpa lived with us for a long while and while he was still alive he decided that my grandma would roll over in her grave if he didn’t buy me a safe car. I’m the baby of the grandkids by 14 years. When I had my first child (right before we finally sold said grandparents house) we were clearing our my grandma’s crochet pile and we found a pink, blue and yellow blanket safety pinned together with a note with my name. She made me three blankets just as she had for the other 3 grandkids who actually had kids before she passed. I treasure those things!
I’m so happy for you!!! I can’t wait to see pics of your dress 🙂
Post # 15
@BotticelliLove: Aww that’s such a sweet story!! Your Grandma is taking care of you even from the afterlife… congrats OP!
Post # 16
That is so amazing! Congrats!