Sunday, September 06, 2009

Thanks Everyone

I appreciate all the condolence wishes. The funeral was really difficult but there was some bonding time amongst the family. We even had a nice family picture taken. First time we've all been together since 2000. My grandma's immediate family that is. I also had my best friend surprise me and show up at the funeral. She had been up and dropped her husband off at the airport to go see his grandfather who was sick, drive down to her parents and drop her dog for them to watch and then head the rest of the way to my home town (3 hours drive from where she lives with the detours that are in place now). She was there for the funeral and had a drink with us at the home town bar before she had to head back and pick her husband up. Of course it made me cry more seeing her there, but friendship is a powerful thing. She knew how much grandma meant to me.

Haven't had a day yet that I haven't cried...

6 comments:

L said...

Again, so very sorry. I'm glad your family could be together-- I know it must be such an impossible time.
Hugs to you from me.

Lesley
(justrun)

teacherwoman said...

I can only imagine how heavy your heart is right now. *hugs*

Londell said...

Keep strong! Hope you take this the right way... In 1989, I had a three year old nephew die. It was difficult. What helps me most now and back then was the Pastor's words. He suggested we keep those wonderful memories strong and not dwell on the fact he only live three years. He expressed this little boy had a life in gods plan of three years and he lived them with all he could. He reminded us to do the same. May god be with you, I and all people when we enjoy the time we have been given to enjoy the life we are blessed to have. He also reminded us that Aaron (my nephew) always loved to see those around him smile, and I am sure you grandma (like all grandma's I know) love to see their grandchildren smile... So give her a smile and be strong.

Annette said...

So great of your friend to surprise you. Sorry things have been so tough. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Kathy said...

My priest conveyed to me when my mother shockingly passed away that you now have your own angel in heaven who will help you when you asked for it. I found comfort in knowing that and believe that it works for me as I do ask for help and receive it. You no doubt have an angel in heaven who will be there for you and will help and support you.

Firefly's Running said...

((hugs))