My Grandma, our GG, made her journey to Heaven Saturday morning. It was not an easy last few days for her before she died so I am so relieved that she is at peace now and as Maddie says, sliding down the slides on the clouds up there in Heaven. During the past week, we all took turns sitting with her at the nursing home. The nurse says the hearing is the last to go so we kept talking to her and reassuring her that we were there and that it was ok to go now. She struggled on and on. There were trips to see her in the middle of the night as the nurses would call and say they thought it was time. But wouldn't you know it, she passed away when not one of us was there. My uncle had gone home for a short time to eat and she passed away while a few of the nurses were with her. So maybe all week she was just waiting for all of us to leave her and to spare us from having the hurt of losing her. She was a stubborn lady so if she was in charge, I think that's what she wantd. She died on Isabella's first birthday which we were all hoping would not be the case, but a friend's message on facebook (hi Leslie) gave me comfort. She stated it was a great gift on her birthday because she is now Izzy's angel. So that is how I am going to look at it. We went ahead and celebrated Izzy's birthday last night as we know she would have said "go about your day" as she often did. I couldn't help but imagine my Grandma's smile last night as Izzy just devoured her birthday cake. She would have gotten the biggest kick out of watching her clap icing all over and just soak up the attention.
i am a mom of three lovely daughters, who sometimes sympathizes with my husband for being so outnumbered. i was a special education teacher who thought there was no other job more difficult than teaching - enter motherhood! i am a runner who ran two marathons - but hasn't run more than 2 miles in over a year. i am normal - just a tired yet energized mother enjoying the little things in life -- and the frugal things as well which i love to tell you about in my blog!