If you didn’t catch my Instagram yesterday, this was my post…
This morning, my sweet Mimi went to be with Jesus. ❤️ I can only imagine the celebration in Heaven because she was the LIFE of the party. Doris Lowe was damn near perfect. Married for over 75 years to the love of her life, she was the spice and spunk to his quiet and reserved self. Mimi was always funny (always!), a bit irreverent (in that perfect way), witty, quick, and clever. She was also the one who would get on her knees and pray for you right then and there. She was a shoulder to cry on, a safe place to land. She was that grandma that showed up at every single high school sporting event and every teenager that walked by her said “hi, Mimi!”. She was everyone’s “Mimi” (she was also that grandma at the sporting event wearing head to toe homemade t-shirts and buttons that said Sean and Shay…she actually had a tee she wore to football games that literally said “Sean and Shay’s Mimi” on the front. 😂 ). She taught me that you can work outside the home but be there to do homework and make dinner (if working makes you happy, she’d tell me to work!). She is the one who started “skip days” once a year, a tradition my 65 year old dad still remembers fondly (and why I do them with my kids every year too). She sang, she played the piano, she lead worship and volunteered, taught Bible studies, let me watch a million movies that weren’t age appropriate (we just won’t tell your mom, okay?). She was hands down the person who got me in the kitchen and developed in me an insatiable desire to read cookbooks and try new recipes. She was my ultimate champion. This last year, one thing I told her over and over again was that one day, when I’m a grandma, I want to be a Mimi too. She was the perfect example of what a grandma should be like…fun, family, food, love and Jesus. Mimi was so many wonderful and amazing things, and I will carry a piece of her with me the rest of my life. She was so close to perfection…but…she was also a devout NY Yankees fan…so…you know. 🙄 Love you so much, Mimi. I’m who I am today because you were my grandma. ❤️
Thank you for your love and support, friends.
Please keep my Papa in your prayers too. xx