Viki Ozanich, Jessica’s mother, Abigail’s grandmother, died last week. She leaves a huge gap in our lives that we’re not ever going to be able to fill. She loved everyone around her intensely, especially Abigail. Her granddaughter had been her world for the last three years. The two of them found so much joy in each other. Abigail would jump up and down when she saw her and Viki’s face would light up in a smile. There was a purity to Viki’s time with Abigail, a child-like glee that makes my heart ache when I think about it.
Viki was a young grandmother. She was one of the healthiest, fittest people I knew. We were supposed to have her for decades more. She was supposed to be there to watch our kids grow up, start dating, graduate, get married. I’m still shocked by how wrong this is.
The memories we have of her are precious. Abigail got to know her so well, got to have her grandmother be a huge part of her first few years. There will be a part of Viki in Abigail forever.
I wanted to share some images of her, mostly doing what she took so much joy from these last few years – spending time with her granddaughter.
There will be a service for her at Allen Brother’s Mortuary in Vista on Tuesday July 19 at 11 am. There’s room for everyone that wants to come, but parking is limited, so carpool if you can.