Thursday, March 4, 2010

I made it...

thank you all for your kind words regarding my grandma - it's crazy how you feel such a connection with your friends on here, most of you strangers to me, yet somehow you know that all of these readers have a listening ear and a shoulder (or do i insert "blog" here) to cry on- i guess that's what make women who we are, right? we can all have our petty sides, but when you really need someone to listen, we women have just what it takes. so thank you. i found all of the kind comments to be so comforting.

and really comforting is that I AM HERE! i am here in Illinois with my family. I managed to pack our bags on an hour and half's notice, fork over a thousand bucks in airfare change fees (gulp...gulp again), get three little ones packed, dressed and fed  (not sure what in the world they wore to the airport or if teeth or hair got brushed, but we made our flight) and we were on our way to illinois.

i was able to see my grandma this morning. i just held her hand and caressed her face and just told her we were all here now and to please make her journey to heaven. i took izzy with me so that the sounds of her babbles and laughter could be in the background, but chose to leave the twins at home with my dad. i want them to remember GG as the happy and healthy GG that they know. that's the  way i will remember her and have so many wonderful memories to keep with me.

i am just so relieved to be here. the girls are on their way to go pick up their cousins from school which will create miles and miles of smiles so that thrills me. my grandma's sister and nephews from Georgia made their way up too so we are all just where we need to be.
with family.
with GG.


  1. I'm so glad you are home. I know that means the world to you. Losing a close grandparent is so hard. The hardest thing I have ever been through was losing my grandaddy, because he was like a second dad to me. He passed away when I was 31. We lived next door to my grandparents growing up and saw them every single day. It was tough. I will be thinking about you.

    On another note, that Happiness Project book looks fantastic! I need to get it for sure! I have been having trouble creating happiness lately. Thanks for posting about the book!

  2. So glad you made it home in time, I know it means the world to you to be with your family right now. Thinking of you!
    And yes, it is quite amazing how it is possible to feel so connected to people we have never met( well, not in our case!). Such a cool thing!

  3. Jen-

    I'm glad you made it home in time to see GG. Is that why you called the other morning? Did you need help? I'm sorry I wasn't there to help you. Tell Mia & Maddie that Riley has been looking for them all day. We didn't know you had left until I read your blog. Have a great trip!!!

  4. i am so happy you are there.
    with. your. family.
    take care.

  5. To be comforting for you and your Grandmother.
    Cindy at Lakewood

  6. I'm so glad you made it home! Together with family at this time is the perfect place to be.

  7. It sounds like you have a family built on love. This really is a sincere post that is beautifully written. My prayers for you & your family. And also, kudos to you for getting it all together (esp w/ little ones) and flying out at the last minute!

  8. I'm so happy to hear you made it to GG! You will cherish those last times with her forever. Bless you and your family.


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