My sweet sweet Grandma passed away yesterday, and my children are also sick. It’s been a rough couple of days in my house and will likely be all week. I’m putting this out there just so you all know that I’m not ignoring my posts or yours, but I’ll likely spend little time here, at least until after this coming weekend when my family has had a chance to spend the time needed together.  She was the nicest most loving lady, and will be missed dearly. Your thoughts, love and prayers are appreciated. Thank you.



Where families smile, that’s where I’ll be,

You’ll feel the breeze and know it’s me.

The softest touch, a brush of love,

A sun kissed song, the purest dove.


With colors shining all around,

I see them now, no longer bound.

In peace I’ll let my body perish,

My soul hugs tightly to those I cherish.


My children… when you need to feel me there,

I’ll be in your hands, your hearts, your air.

When tears fall down and souls do bleed,

Remember inside you is a part of me.


Along with my memories, I leave this plea.

To search inside, find you’re just like me.

You have my laugh, my mischievous smile,

My humble determination, you’ll go the whole mile.


You know how to love, you know how to dance,

Nothing can break you, not even, no chance.

The strength that I had was quiet and real,

I left that in you, and I know it’s there still.


My grandbabies… know that you’re part of me too,

I’ve touched the hearts of each of you.

I see everything in you that’s nice and sweet,

Honey, I’m with you. Remember me.



51 Comments Add yours

  1. Your family will be lifted. So sorry you babies are sick and then on top of that you lost your grandma.


    1. Thank you, Lynn. You’re so sweet

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  2. I’m so sorry for your loss Didi!

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  3. Beach Books says:

    May the silence heal you & expand the space for eternal presence of those we love.

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    1. Your words are so kind! Thank you.

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  4. V.J. Knutson says:

    Beautifully penned words. Condolences to all.

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  5. Alexis Rose says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss and your sick kids. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family, Didi.

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    1. Thank you so much Alexis. We’ll take all the prayers we can get.

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  6. That poem is a beautiful tribute to your grandma {{hugs}}

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    1. Thank you so much! She was the kindest purest heart I’ve ever known

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  7. What a lovely tribute to your grandmother Didi. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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  8. Keri L. says:

    I’m so sorry… Will be lifting you and your family in prayer.

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    1. Your kind words are so apreciated! Thank you

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  9. Sorry for your loss. May her soul rest in peace. Ameen.

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    1. She was a beautiful woman. Thank you!


  10. So beautiful and I hope for brightness in your life and your families lives in the future. I hope that your Grandma rests peacefully and will always be with you and sharing with you her love for the rest of your days.

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    1. Oh she most definitely will, Tiana. Your thoughts are so sweet, thank you!

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  11. raistlin0903 says:

    I’m so sorry to read about your loss, and you have my sincere condolences. I have to say that I completely agree with Kim, this was an awfully beautiful tribute that you wrote here.
    Please take all the time you need. I hope you and your kids will all feel better soon, take care of yourself as much as you can.

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    1. Thank you so much! Words can’t even described what an amazing woman she was. She’ll definitely be missed.

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      1. raistlin0903 says:

        Well, you managed to dono in a very beautiful way. This post only goes to show how much you have loved her, and it came straight from your heart. That really showed in this. Please take good care of yourself Didi. I wish you a lot of strength in the upcoming days.

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  12. Please accept my sincere condolences Didi. Sending you all hugs. 🌼

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    1. Thank you kindly, Bridgid. *hugs*

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  13. AJ says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandmother.

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  14. Carrie says:

    So sorry for your loss and I do hope the little ones get better soon.

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  15. E L A H says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, and I hope your children will get better soon.

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  16. Christy B says:

    Lovely writing, Didi. I am sorry to hear of your grandma’s passing and that your kids are sick. Do take care. No rush coming back. Sending healing thoughts to your family xo

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    1. Thank you Christy! It means the world! ❤

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  17. Hello, i am also sorry for your loss. Excuse me, for reading too late. Michael

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Michael. It means the world.


  18. Didi, So sorry to hear about the passing of your Grandma! They have a special place in our lives and the grandkids too. Sorry for your loss. And your kids being sick too. This too shall pass. I shall await some poems about your Grandma. It took me six years before I could finally write about my Dad’s passing (“A Special Time With Him”) I home yours will blossom sooner than it took for mine!

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    1. Thank you so much, Chuck! You’re words of encouragement and condolences mean more than you know. I’m also sorry to hear of your dad! You are so sweet and companionate, thank you.


  19. Bindu says:

    Sorry for your loss. Grandma’s passing away is like the end of a generation. Stay strong.

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    1. I couldn’t agree more. Thank you so much for your kindness.


  20. I just happened to click on this post. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish all the best for you and yours. And may your grandma rest in peace.

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    1. She was a very peaceful woman in living, so I can only imagine how beautiful her spirit is now. Truly a genuine lady! Thank you so much for your kindness 🙂


  21. Reblogged this on Didi Oviatt and commented:

    I was feeling a little emotional today… well, more like easily pissed at everything and nothing. When an elderly lady at the store called me “honey” and she touched my arm with the softest hands ever… I decided it wasn’t a coincidence. Yes, I’m one of THOSE people lol. My sweet grandma didn’t have a pissy bone in her body. Whether it’s TRUE or not, I’d like to think she sent me this lady, as a way to tell me, “cool it, honey.”


  22. ortensia says:

    I am very Sorry to hear about your grandma but you couldn’t homage her in better way than with this post❤️
    I might be one of those women too but I can tell you one thing:everything happens for a reason!That old lady was no coincidence !

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    1. Agreed! Thank you so much 🤗😊

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