FAE AND WITCHES AND GHOSTS - OH MY!
My BUZZ GUEST for Mother's Day weekend is Poet, Reiki Master, and Chakradance Facilitator SANDRA MACLEAN!
Sandra's family have a very special way of remembering the matriarchs in their family. When she told me about it I asked her to share with you their family ritual of "Grams Day".
Here is Sandra's story of how "Grams Day" began and continues:
For most of us, family traditions revolve around happy occasions like celebrations and holidays. I’d like to share a family tradition we started because of a death. What I like to call a celebration of life.
11 years ago May 27th, the matriarch of our family passed over to the other side. She was 89 years old. Gram to us all. She was strong willed. And she loved to laugh.
I remember during an interview I was asked who I would like to be for a day and why. I said her because I wanted to be inside her head to know what kept her going. May be so I could see how she got her strength.
Knowing she was the glue that kept us together and sensing a dis connect because of her death, ‘Gram’s Day’ was erected. My immediate family being a 2-hour drive away drove that feeling home.
Each year on a weekend as close to her death as we can arrange, the girls’ get together for lunch. At first it was at her favourite restaurant. Swiss Chalet. We would have lunch and gather after at the cemetery to place carnations on her gravesite. Carnations also being her favourite.
As the years have progressed we have changed it up. We now do a potluck at one Aunt’s after visiting Gram. This year my Aunt asked if after over ten years did we still want to continue it.
My sense of disconnect settled in again and I said for sure. We need an excuse to get together. As we all know life is busy and if we don’t go the extra mile to make family matter, well I don’t need to explain.
Here’s to you Gram. For still being the glue.
Thank you Sandra for sharing your special “Grams Day” ritual. Such an awesome idea and a beautiful way to remember those that have passed and those that are still with us.
BUZZ NOTE: Check back over the weekend as Sandra talks about her special “Grandmothers” and the ways that they have influenced her daily and spiritual life.
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Kay Latour -> Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Author of WITCH ON PAROLE series.