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A bittersweet goodbye

>> Monday, June 14, 2010

My Grandmother passed away, peacefully, in her sleep on Saturday morning. I find it hard to even describe her in words, as none of them seem to do her justice. She was such a courageous, loyal, giving, and unconditional woman. I aspire to me more like her everyday.

As much as I know that my Grandma was in pain, it still breaks my heart that she is no longer with us physically. I will miss our evening chats in her bed, her bucket of beads for Jackson and her smile. I have thought long and hard, and I can't come up with one thing I've asked her to pray for that hasn't come true. I know that she truly is an angel watching over us now.

Grandma would have celebrated her 90th birthday in September. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer four years ago. So everyday we had with her was a blessing. Grandma was able to see her only grandchildren (my sister and I) get married. She was able to enjoy the first year of her great-grandchild's life. And she knew, before any of us, that my sister was pregnant with her second great-grandchild.

We cry tears of joy remembering all that she brought into our lives. We cry tears of mourning for losing our angel here on Earth. We cry tears of laughter thinking of her "Grandma-isms" like Wal-Marks. And we cry tears of regret that we won't be able to kiss her goodbye one last time.

I'll hold her spirit close to my heart and know that a day won't go by without thinking of her.

I love you always and forever, Grandma!










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17 comments:

Kelly's Avenue June 14, 2010 at 10:12 PM  

My prayers are with you and your family =(

Kayla June 14, 2010 at 10:25 PM  

Tears streaming! Lovely post. Love you guys!

Meant to be a mom June 14, 2010 at 10:35 PM  

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Meet the Brummett's June 14, 2010 at 11:32 PM  

This makes me cry! I'm glad that we were able to visit with her just a couple weeks ago and I too will always have fond memories of her. Now there is another angel up in heaven and I'm sure her and Grandpa are holding hands as they watch over you guys! Love you!

Courtney June 15, 2010 at 6:10 AM  

Cried as I read this....praying for you. You might remembering reading that I lost my own dear grandmother back in February. There are still hard days, but isn't it wonderful to know that you were loved, and to know that SHE knew she was loved?! Thank God for our angels!

Ange June 15, 2010 at 7:31 AM  

What a beautiful woman who clearly was loved & gave alot of love! Beautiful pics with her!

Amy June 15, 2010 at 7:55 AM  

Im so sorry, and my thoughts are with you and your family!

It's hard but at the same time you know they are no longer in pain and at peace. Just lost two grandmothers this year

Ashley June 15, 2010 at 7:59 AM  

She sounds like such a cool lady, she will definitly be missed but you couldnt ask for a better angel.
Love you babe!

Jennifer June 15, 2010 at 8:23 AM  

So sad. My heart goes out to you and your family. But as you know, you are truly blessed to have had in your lives for so long. She is now your angel :)

Lisa June 15, 2010 at 9:09 AM  

:( I'm so sorry for you loss...so hard to lose a loved one.

Lindsey June 15, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. Your family will be in my prayers in the coming days.

This is such a sweet post - I'm so glad you have such wonderful memories of her!

Jennifer June 15, 2010 at 10:39 AM  

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Beautiful post.

Gini June 15, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

My prayers are with you and your family. I know exactly how you feel as you know we are going through the same thing. I am glad that both our grandmothers were able to meet our sweet babies. Somehow makes me feel better.

Take care of yourself-Gini

Lacy June 15, 2010 at 12:17 PM  

My prayers are with you. I'm sorry for your loss. Hugs

mrs shortcake June 15, 2010 at 1:05 PM  

I'm so sorry to hear this. We lost our grandfather in March. It's never easy to say goodbye, even if they've lived a good, long, life.

Tim and Heather June 15, 2010 at 5:23 PM  

Kristen, you put that into words so well. I know how special a woman Grandma was... IS. You have so many good memories of her that will stay with you forever.

Christine June 16, 2010 at 7:15 PM  

I"m so sorry about your loss! :(

Prayers for your grandma and your whole family.

Death is just so hard to deal with. I'm so glad you have a wonderful husband, baby and even more family around to help!!

HUGS!!

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