Missing Things at Home

Today around 2 in the morning, my Grandmother, Lois Brown, passed on. While it’s not the first time I’m going to miss something major at home that I really want to be at, this one is the worst.

When I signed up to be a Peace Corps Volunteer I expected to miss lots of things at home, but I didn’t really think about how it would feel. Being so far away is not a good feeling. It makes the loneliness harder.

But I’m fine. It’s part of the, “Peace Corps Experience,” for better or worse. And I’m trying to look at the bright side. While the rest of the family scopes out a likely open casket, I have more uplifting pictures on my computer:

It’s pretty clear where my stunning good looks come from.

Miss you, Grandma.

4 Comments

MaryJo Andres says:

I am sorry about your loss, Michael. Courage, strength and peace from my family to you.

18 May 11 @ 6pm

Michael DeMarco says:

I’m sorry for your loss, Mike. I’ll keep your grandmother and your family in my prayers.

21 May 11 @ 5pm

Mary Jones says:

She looked like a very sweet person. I’m so sorry, Mike!

11 Aug 11 @ 6pm

Linda Tammen says:

She was an amazing person and fiercely intelligent.
I was talking to her about you the day before she died. I told her that Robert tried to take the credit for your high level of intelligence but I thought it had actually all came from her. That was the last time I saw her smile. She was very weak, but she almost laughed.

10 Sep 11 @ 11pm