Today’s post is difficult to write, and I considered not posting at all actually. But I figure since this is a personal style blog, it is okay to get a little personal once in a while. Also, a long time ago I agreed to post this collaboration with Lulu’s for their Memorial Day sale, and I am not one to go back on my word, so here it is.

I attended my grandmother’s funeral today, and it was as hard as you could imagine it would be for anyone to bury a dear loved one. But the event wasn’t just about the tears and the sadness we all felt losing our beloved, but instead it soon became more about the great woman that she was and celebrating her life.

Attending the funeral was all of her ten children, and dozens (I’m too tired to actually count) of grandchildren, and even a great grandchild, my Adam. There was a huge outpouring of community members, many of whom I hadn’t seen since I was a child. After the service, we went back to the house and spent time praying and drinking tea and sharing stories about our sweet granny. Adam was charming all of the ladies with his cheeky wit and big smile, and actually getting people to laugh for the first time in the entire day.

My all time favorite memory of my grandmother is from when I was in 8th grade, when I had to interview my grandfather for a school project about our family history. I started asking him questions about her, like how did they meet, what did he like about her, and for the first time, I saw my grandpa blush and actually get a little nervous and shy! They really were the love of each other’s lives, and now I am so happy that they will be reunited at long last.  Rest in peace Naniama.

Patricia-nash-carraraLulu-shirt-dress-sole-society-sura-sandals Lulus-shirt-dressShirtdress worn as top: Thanks to Lulu’s | Jeans: AG Jeans – Similar Style  | Shoes: Thanks to Sole Society | Fringe Bag: Thanks to Patricia Nash Designs  | Necklace: ‘Mom’ Pendant thanks to Helen Ficalora | Watch: Michele

LuLu*s is offering up to 50% off of dresses, skirts, tops, rompers and more. Check out the AMAZING selection here. Items will be marked down. The sale begins on Friday, May 22nd at Midnight, PST, and continues through Sunday, May 24th.

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