Great Grandma Inga

filed under: Miscellaneous on November 24, 2012

On Tuesday, November 21st, my Great Grandma Inga passed away.  She was 98 years old.  Not only was she my Great Grandma, but she was a Great-Great Grandma to my kids.


I love that they had years with her… and knew her and enjoyed her.


My Audrey is named after Grandma Inga’s daughter Audrey. (My grandma Audrey)

This picture gets me a bit choked up… even though the lighting was off and its a little blurry… its Inga and Eddie.  Grandma Inga was married to my Grandpa Eddie.  He passed away many, many years ago, but obviously was a huge impact in my life as I named my son after him.



This last visit I had with Grandma was different.  The way she recalled memories of her beloved, the way she allowed herself to get caught up in thinking about him and their life together, I was choked up more than once listening to her reminisce.

I am so thankful to her kids and grand kids and great grand kids who were with her up until the moment her soul gently left this earth.  They surrounded her with love.  They held her hand and shared memories and offered every comfort.  She will be missed.


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  • Cori says:

    God be with you and yours.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you!

  • Erin {Lemon Sugar} says:

    What a beautiful tribute. Prayers for peace in the coming days!

  • Ida says:

    I am very sorry for your loss, Amanda!! These photos are beautiful.
    My aunt just died two weeks ago, and my sister and I just talked today about how happy we were she was able to meet my niece before passing away.
    Sending good thoughts from Austria, Europe!

    • Amanda says:

      So sorry about your Aunt… but yes, what a blessing that she was able to know your niece! The circle of life is so powerful and significant. Hope you ar blessed today sweet friend!

  • vanillasugarblog says:

    jeez email hacked then grandma passing
    my goodness what a week for you
    yes, be very thankful you got that last amount of time with her.
    the only person in my family that I knew and was close to was my great gran.
    sadly she passed when I was young, so I didn’t get many years with her.

    • Amanda says:

      So sorry! Sounds like you sure loved her. I hope your day and week are blessed friend!

  • Paula says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your great-grandmother Inga’s passing. She certainly lived a long and full life. Anyone who gave love as freely as she did could not help but have a full and rich life. The photographs you have of her and your children and the memories of your time spent with her are her legacy to all of you.

    • Amanda says:

      So very true… you phrased that so perfectly! Thank you sweet Paula. 🙂

  • darcie says:

    What a beautiful legacy they leave behind in the gift that is your children.
    I am so very sorry for your loss.

    • Amanda says:

      So true my friend! Blessings to you and yours…

  • Ashley says:

    Prayers and condolences for you all.

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Ashley!

  • Deborah says:

    What beautiful memories. My prayers are with you and yours.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you sweet Deborah!

  • Margee says:

    There’s nothing like grandmas, they are angels on earth, and now your great-grandmother is an angel in heaven. May she rest in peace, and may eternal light shine upon her.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much Margee. Grandma Inga’s sister is named Margee! We adore her. 🙂

  • Mari says:

    First, she is beautiful!!!
    And such a loving dear from the photos; priceless moments to enjoy for generations.
    Gentle thoughts of kindness extended to you and your loved ones.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much Mari!

  • Vera says:

    My heartfelt condolences to you and Grandma Inga’s entire family. She has been blessed with a long life to see his great grand kids while you and your kids were blessed to have had her in your life. Sweet. I miss my grandparents too.

  • Tatjana says:

    My thoughts are with You and Your family. ((**))

  • Tamboliya says:

    I am sorry for your loss.

    I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving any way. God bless you. This was a touching post. Thank you.


  • Leah says:

    So sorry to read about your Grandma’s passing. It sounds like she was surrounded by love. Thanks for the lovely post.

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