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
Karen Krieger says
May her memory be a blessing
I just read this verse this morning and thought of your Mimi… “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Ps. 116:15
While it’s a new beginning for her, I know of your sadness with the loss of one so dear. I will pray for you and especially your Papa. ?
Erika Slaughter says
Such sweet words about such a special lady! I read it yesterday and cried and now here I am again. ??? Love you, friend! Praying big for your family.
Shay, I am so sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute you wrote! I bet your Mimi would be thrilled with the things you said about her. Praying for your family ❤️
Sheaffer Sims says
Such a sweet post, and such a wonderful lady. Your Mimi was one of a kind. I will definitely be praying for Papa and the rest of your family. Love you so much.
Dawn Timmons says
❤️ What a beautiful tribute, Shay! It’s amazing how much the influence of grandparents really do shape who we become. It sounds like your Mimi was quite a character and made a huge impact on all of you. I will definitely pray for your Papa and your family. ❤️
Jodie Kingsbury says
Prayers for you, your Papa and the whole family.
Kristen Thompson says
What a sweet tribute! Your entire family is in my prayers!
Sending lots of love and prayers to you and your family!!
What a wonderful life she lived! Her influence and love for those around her shone through in your words. Praying for you and your family as you grieve this loss, yet rejoice that she is safe in Jesus’ arms.
Holly Breton @ Pink Lady says
Thinking of you all and praying for you- again, such a beautiful tribute- I cried at the story you shared on Instagram too XO
My thoughts & prayers are with you. I lost my grandfather suddenly in August & it’s certainly hard even though I know he’s in Heaven.
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mimi. I am six months in to my grief journey after having lost my Grandma, the matriarch that held our entire family together so I understand just how profound the loss of your precious Mimi is to you and your family. I know you’ve got an excellent support system as you navigate this journey again. So glad you have the reassurance that you will see her again. Prayers for the entire Lowe family.
Lisa N says
Such a legacy of love and family!
Praying for y’all as you get through the days ahead❤️
Vivian G says
What a beautiful lady. Prayers for your family and your papa.
What a beautiful tribute! There’s nothing like the love of Grandparents! Especially when they are like your Mimi. I’m praying for you and your family.
Your Mimi sounds a lot like my Mimi–wonderful in all her ways! Praying for your Papa and all those who loved her.
Toni :0) says
Beautiful tribute and what a legacy for your family. Looking at the last photo of her in her younger years, you have her smile. Prayers for your family.
Elizabeth Maricle says
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your precious family.
Sarah M. says
My grandmother’s name was Doris too, we called her Nana Do! Also the life of the party. How precious your memories will be, and may they keep you company for the rest of your life. Thank you for posting this because then I got to remember my Nana too.
What a woman! I want to be a Mimi someday too! What a shining example of what an amazing and devout woman can be. Shay, I am so sorry for you loss.. I will be praying for you and your family, including your Papa. Hugs.
So sorry for your loss.
We all need to be MiMis!!!♥️
Praying for your Papa, you, and your family!!!
Praying for peace and strength during these days for your family. What an amazing tribute to your Mimi.
She sounds amazing! Big hugs and prayers for your family.
We all need a Mimi in our lives, thank you for sharing yours with us. Praying for peace, comfort, and joy in mourning for your family. Praise God we have that eternal hope❤️
Corinne Sadowsky says
God Bless you and your family.
Your memories of Mimi are priceless they will be in your heart ♥️ forever.
Rachel Shafer says
Beautiful words for your beautiful Mimi! Praying for you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Megan Bowen says
Your words about Mimi were so lovely and you clearly have so much of her inside of you. May your beautiful memories give you comfort. Prayers for you all including your papa.
Donna Mason says
What incredible words for an absolutely AMAZING WOMAN. Sending prayers to you and your entire family and your Papa!!!!!
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Mimi sounds like a beautiful woman (and alot like my Gigi). I understand the pain of losing a grandparent all too well, so I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Natalie Alvarado says
She sounds so much like a grandmother that I lost. Such a priceless gift. I am SO thankful for the hope of heaven. Your Mimi has finished her race and heard the Master say “well done” and that is the ultimate prize. Praying that the Holy Spirit will bring you and your family peace in the coming days.
Laura Farmer says
So sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and all of your family. Your Mimi sounds wonderful.
Oh Shay. My heart just breaks for you. Your Mimi sounds like an amazing woman and I’ve enjoyed you sharing glimpses of her over the years. You could feel the love in all your pictures. I’ll be praying for your family and especially your Papa ❤️❤️
Mary Elliott says
What a very sweet tribute? so very sorry for your loss- sending prayers!
Christine R. says
Grandmother’s are so special. It’s been over 2 years and I miss my Grandma so, so much. God bless you and your family Shay.
Lindsay Miller says
What a beautiful, beautiful tribute to your Mimi. It sounds like she definitely knew how to live out God’s purpose and love. She has clearly breathed God’s love into you, which you pass down to your children and then their children and so on. Her legacy and testament of her faith will forever live on. The biggest blessing and the true reason for it all. Prayers and love to you all for your loss!
Tracy W Doubts says
I am so sorry for your loss Shay. I know that you will miss her terribly.
Melissa Riley says
This made me tear up. What a wonderful afternoon she was! ?
I am so sorry. My deepest condolences ???
She sounds amazing. I’m so sorry for your loss.
One of the reasons I love reading your blog is the way you talk about your family. The love you all have for eachother is obvious, and you can tell how much fun you have together. It’s a reminder to all of us to cherish our family and make the time with them as often as possible. Praying for you all❤️
I am so sorry for your loss, Shay. Your Mimi sounds like an amazing woman. Prayers for you and your sweet family.
Yley Allen says
So sorry for your loss Shay! To be blessed with an amazing grandmother is a special thing. If you know that kind of love, you know how lucky you are. It sounds like she lived an amazing life! Hugs and prayers to you and your family. Hope your dad is okay ?
I am so sorry for your loss. Shea. I had my beloved Memaw for 47 years, and it still wasn’t enough time. What wonderful, beautiful memories you have of your sweet Mimi.
Paige E says
Praying for sweet memories for you and your family today. What a pillar of love and Jesus in your pack. A huge celebration in heaven, indeed.
Aww, Shay! I am so sorry for your loss! Your Mimi sounds like a wonderful woman who leaves a beautiful and lasting legacy. Praying for your entire family as you navigate life without her. Cried with you this morning when you shared your insta story. Lots of love!!
Dr. Honor Franklin says
Beautiful Shay, what a heartfelt and beautiful tribute to your grandmother. I am so sorry for your loss and so happy you had such a loving female role model as a grandmother. I know she was so proud of you! And I will pray for your grandfather. I cannot imagine the loss he must feel.
Dr Honor Franklin
Kim DePalma says
So sorry for your loss… you are lucky to have had her in your life so long!!!
Prayers for your sweet Papa and your family. May God wrap his arms around and comfort each and everyone of you, especially your sweet Papa. Thank you for sharing your Mimi with all of us through the years. It was a Blessing every time I seen pictures of her and your Papa and read bout them. Their love of God and family was always evident.
Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. She sounds like an amazing lady who left a mark in everyone’s hearts.
My prayers are with you, your family, & especially your dad during this difficult time. ?
Oh, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your Mimi…. Brought me to tears reading your tribute. I am a Nana toddy because of my beloved Nana! Praying for you all. Hugs!
Dawn K says
What a wonderful Mimi! I have similar memories of my Mama Jerri <3. So very sorry for your loss but rejoicing for her in heaven.
I just loved reading about your Mimi. Grandparents are such a blessing! And WOW does your dad look like his dad!!!
Prayers and love to your family as you celebrate such a sweet life!
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences ?
She really sounds like she was one of a kind. I’m so sorry for your family and this tragic loss.
Martha Marino says
I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet Mimi. You and your family have wonderful memories that you will hold in your heart forever.
Nina Newswanger says
So sorry for your loss
I’m so sorry for your loss, Shay. I’m praying for you and your entire family and especially your Papa at this difficult time. XOXO
So beautiful, Shay. ❤❤ I’m so very sorry! Your Mimi was a beautiful, amazing woman.
So very sorry for your loss. Cherish every moment you had with her.
I’m so sorry Shay. Praying for you all.
I had a Mimi too. She was my very best friend, a Georgia peach, and the best combination of the women from Steel Magnolias and Designing Women. Because of her, I am “Mimi” as well.
What a tribute to your sweet Mimi. I’m sure she was so proud of you and loved you all so well. I too had an AMAZING Mimi and my kids do as well. I am now 7 months into being a 4th generation Mimi and aspire to follow in their beautiful loving footsteps. Praying for your papa and family and thankful that you know she is safely in the presence of Jesus. Xoxo
The picture of your Mimi and Papa on the couch is just precious. We can all hope to live long enough to have 75 years with our love of our life. Prayers for your family!
Kathy Wood says
My condolences to you and your family!
She sounds like an amazing lady! Hugs and prayers to you and your family!
Pam Zercher says
Praying! For you and Sean. And your dad. And your precious papa ??
Liz Thorson says
Much love and care I send to you, Shay. Your Mimi was an incredible woman. I have always loved reading your posts and seeing your pictures when you have shared her with us through the many years I’ve been a follower. What a legacy she leaves your sweet family. Here’s to your cherished sweet memories of all of the time you have spent with your precious Mimi. I am Mimi ( I chose to be Mimi,)to Brynn, 30 mos. and Knox, 5 1/2 mos. I will keep your Mimi’s spirit in my heart and remember her example of all of the wonderful a grandmother can share.
Shay, I am so so sorry to hear. Knowing our grandparents is such a blessing. May God guide her safely home.
Sally Ratcliff says
What a beautiful tribute to your Mimi!! She sounds pretty damn perfect to me! I know all these special memories will comfort you now & always! ?
My condolences to you and your family.
The photo of Mimi & Andrew in Yankee shirts is so cute & funny! What a remarkable woman. Praying for you all now.
Leanne Gilchrist says
I can’t see to type this! I’ve got tears rolling down my face, and I had good makeup today too! 🙂 I’m just so so sorry. I wish the really good, golden people in our lives could live forever~~~
I didn’t have grandparents who were in my life at all for my whole life, and I can say, I wish Mimi was mine too!
I’m keeping you and your parents and Papa in my prayers.
Here’s a (((HUG))) for you from the Pacific NW.
Monica Allen says
My condolences to you and your family. Your post was beautiful. I lost my Granny 15 years ago and her beautiful spirit still touches me every day. The pictures you posted share a strong resemblance to Kennsingon.
Candace Hundley says
I am so so sorry about the passing of your darling Mimi !! I love the words in the Bible “Absent from the body, present with the Lord”!! Its hard to imagine that but the very second she passed — she was in the arms of Jesus !!! I lost my nanny many years ago and it still stings — it gets less but the memories we shared are what’s important!! Sounds like she was full of sass and giggles !!! So sorry for your loss !!!
Emily R says
I’m so very sorry for the loss of your Mimi. She sounds like a wonderful, wonderful person and an amazing grandmother to you. I hope you find comfort in all of your memories with her. Bless you and your family.
Kacy M says
Rest In Peace ❤️
Lori R. says
I am not going to say sorry for your loss… you experienced such a gain from having Doris Lowe for your Mimi. My God comfort you in this time of sorrow. I loved reading your heartfelt tribute and I know you have her funny bone too when you said she was near perfect except for her being a Yankee fan . Hope you are still blogging so I can see your “Mimi” shirt!
Sending prayers for your entire family…God bless!
Praying for your family, such a sweet tribute to your Mimi!
Kathy Garrard says
So sorry to read about your Mimi. She sounds like a lady I would love to have known. Prayers for you and your family.