I have gotten a few questions about the handwriting of my logo… There’s a bit of a story with that.
My grandma has Alzheimers and her memory has slowly been deteriorating over the years. Each time we talk to her on the phone, she seems to repeat herself a little bit more, forget a little more. It’s been a heartbreaking process to see, even a thousand miles away in Arizona. I can only imagine how heartbreaking it is for my cousin and aunt and uncle who still live in Iowa and see my grandparents almost daily. My grandma has lovely handwriting (much better than mine!) so a few years ago, I thought I would make my logo a tribute to my grandma and the memory of how I remember her before Alzheimers’. I know that one day, her memory will fade completely, which will be a sad day for all of us.
I think losing your memory is in some ways worse than leaving this earth, because it’s losing who you are as a person. I’m grateful she is still here, but am so sad to slowly see my grandma’s lovely memories fade away. It reminds me to treasure the memories I have and to document the memories I have because human memory is so fragile, even when not threatened by disease.
I love you Grandma and wish I could get out there to see you more.