Snow Cones and Grandmas

Sunday thoughts, anyone?…

I’ve not only been surrounded by literal death the last three years, but also, I’ve died my own thousand tiny ‘deaths’ as well.

One day I’ll tell you all about it, but for now, let’s just say I’ve grown comfortable with knowing that at any moment life might change, and I better get on with the act of not regretting too much of it while I still have it to live.

Today as I made two new favorite cones, “Granny’s Banana Pudding” and “Squirrel’s German Chocolate Cake,” I felt the presence of my and Clayford’s grandmothers around me.

They were women who lived their days well, and while they weren’t perfect and probably had a few regrets, they worked hard, loved hard and laughed hard.

It’s been over a decade since they passed, and in that strange way time flows, it seems like both eternity and yesterday since I’ve seen them, all at the same time.

You better believe if I’d bank on anything, it’s that I serve a God who created an Earthly family with a Heavenly intent.

Granny and Squirrel would be so proud of what they left behind, but more than that, I am so proud to honor them…and I can’t wait to see them again.

See you soon,


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About toniof10

In 2023, I quit my teaching job to open a snow cone stand and haven't looked back! Now, I'm running my own business and writing about my midlife adventures on the side. Join me to chat about getting sober and healthy, staying married, raising kids, chasing dreams, aging naturally, and choosing to accept the abundant mystery of God's Grace!

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