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Monday, December 1, 2008

The Loss of a Loved one


Never easy! And especially during the holidays. I hadn't seen my Grandmother since the summer and we made our way down to Florida for Thanksgiving. My Grandma was 94 years old, had been in between the nursing home and hospice house for a few months, but was still doing relatively well. I was excited to get to see her and the kids were thrilled to get to visit their Granny. Syd walked in my parents house and the first thing out of her mouth was "Where's Granny?"


The kids and I went and visited her on Thanksgiving and she shared her apple pie and cranberry sauce with Syd. Syd massaged her hands with lotion and it was so touching to watch how much she loved me and my children. She was my last living grandparent. I still haven't told Syd yet and I don't know if she could feel it or not. I did tell Tristan as at 9 years old, he is so intuitive.


Yesterday morning while at my parents house; my Mom had stayed the night with my Grandmother after they called and said she wasn't doing well, she passed away in her sleep, with my Mom at her side.


This year I'm extra Thankful that I got the chance to visit her a few times before she passed, the kids got to be with her, she passed away peacefully. Did I tell you she was 94? That is amazing, she was amazing. It's a hard loss but I know that she is with her husband now and he will be taking good care of her.


Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and I'm hoping to get some stamping done this week sometime. I know I've been slacking lately...I'll blame it on the holidays!

11 comments:

Kerry Donovan-Casey said...

oh Kim. I am so sorry for your loss. How wonderful that you and the kids got to see her so recently. It was like she waited to see you all. (((hugs)))
PS-The kids look adorable...so BIG.

MJ said...

Wonderful little tribute to Granny. I am so sorry for you loss.

Stefanie said...

Kim, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's so great that you were all able to spend time with her over Thanksgiving. That's a great picture!

Kristen said...

Kim,
I am sorry about Granny, but how great that you and your kids got to spend some time with her, and capture this great photos. Memories last a lifetime. Hugs your way.

Catherine said...

I'm so sorry for you loss. And that's really nice that you guys got to spend some time with her before she left.

Debi Calandrelle said...

So sorry for your loss, Kim. You will cherish the memories you made during her last few days... Sending hugs to you all.

Melissa Sauls said...

So sorry for your loss. We also had a loss in the family so I feel your grief. Beautiful tribute.

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. That is so good you had the chance to visit her over Thanksgiving.

Charlotte said...

Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. It's really nice you and the kids got to spend time with her. Cherish your memories.

Lisa Somerville said...

Kim, I'm so sorry for your loss...
Sending you a {{hug}}

Summerthyme Studio said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandmother Kim. I lost my Grandma two years ago and it still hurts. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!!!

Vicki

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