Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Love, Tears, and Laughter

Posting may be sporadic here for a while. My grandmother, 97 years old and as strong a woman as ever, has decided she’s gotten as old as she needs to get. An illness took her to the hospital last week, and she decided over the weekend that she wanted her I.V. out. A large portion of her family gathered to be with her on Monday, and I have to say, it was very much like a party. She was weak, but completely herself, and loving seeing everybody. What a blessing to get to honor her and celebrate her life while she is still living! I am home for a few days right now, but am going back on Friday, and don’t know what to expect from there, beyond love, tears, and laughter.

4 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Mine passes away last week at 94 and it truly was a celebration of a wonderful life. We are now praying that my 96 year old grandfather will be okay. I will be praying for your family in this time of loss. No matter how much celebrating, it is hard to know that they are not with us. Love you! - Brooke

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  2. Thank you, Brooke! I should clarify that we haven't lost her yet, but it looks like it will be soon. I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother as well. It's true--I'm thankful for the celebrating, but don't want to lose the people I love for anything.

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  3. I remember her vitality -- what a woman! And her radiance has passed on to three more generations; what a legacy. Best to you and your family.
    Thinking of you- Amy

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