Treat your tootsies update: We had some absolutely beautiful weather this weekend here in Des Moines. I enjoyed a pedicure, fresh ground coffee, a trip to the zoo, quality time with the Bean, a Jayhawk victory, Palm Sunday Mass and breakfast with dad.
Tomorrow I will be heading back to Hays, Kansas to say goodbye to one of the most amazing women I have ever met – my Grandma – Thecla Haas. I believe my cousin summed things up best in this post:
“96 years of life. 14 children, one stillborn, one passed a couple of years ago after a lengthy battle with cancer. She’s seen 12 of her children married, lost a son-in-law 15 years ago, her husband almost 40 years ago. She’s seen 34 grandchildren enter this world, many of whom have married, and given her over 30 great-grandchildren. And the family keeps growing, with 2 engaged and 4 expecting. She hasnt just been a grandma, she has given me an entire life and entire lifeline. I love each and every member of this family no matter how near or far, a gift I learned from her. She lived her faith, and, with a son as a Capuchin priest, was even privileged to meet Pope John Paull II in Rome in the 90s. I know she believes in God. And I know that he shall comfort her and all of us as this path goes where needed. Everyone always says I look like a Haas. I love you Grandma. Proud to be a Haas.”
I love you grandma.