Thursday, January 31, 2013


I can't believe the week is already almost over!  It's so great to know that there's only one more day before we can kick off the weekend.  Last weekend was so boring, so I'm doing my best to insure this one is fun and entertaining.  So far, so good!

I really can't believe it's been a year since I lost my grandma.  I'm still trying to figure out how twelve months have already passed.  It seems like only a few short months ago the whole family was sitting on her porch on a summer evening, eating pizza and wings and having a good time.  At the time, I never knew how much those nights would mean to me.  My dad's always told me to never take anything for granted, but I never knew how hard it would actually be to realize that no trip "home" would ever be the same.  It never occurred to me that one day, I would miss her constantly telling me to put on socks or wear a sweater so I wouldn't get cold.  She was the rock of our family, and getting together at her house for dinner or going out to breakfast on Saturday morning together won't ever be like it once was.

It's really hard to realize that life goes on, whether you're ready for it to or not.  We have to accept the fact that God has a plan, and let our faith assure us that it's for the better.  While I understand that it will never be the same without my grandma and miss her every day, I also understand that she is at peace.  Because I can't call her or visit her, I have to carry on her essence in a way that would make her proud.  While I can't bring her back, I can keep her spirit alive.  I can face the world with the same respectful, classy attitude she did, making sure to live up to standards of grace.  I have to trust that she's watching over me, proud of the person I'm becoming.

I will never forget what my grandma has taught me or the legacy she has left behind.  I have been so blessed with an amazing family that will support me through whatever I choose to do and always keep me smiling.  While we're not perfect, we are strong.  I'm so proud to be a Bergey, and wouldn't change my family for the world.  My grandma sure knew how to raise a family right, and I know she's proud of all of us.  She's made such an impact on the way we live our lives, and her charisma shines through each one of us in a different way.  I will forever cherish the good times I've had with her, and I can't wait to see her again someday.