Friday, February 9, 2007

A sad day


It's been a rough day. My grandmother passed away this morning. She was a wonderful woman who made me smile so many times. I grew up very close to her having her live so close by, I spent so much time with her. She always had interesting stories to tell me and was full of life. She was a very smart lady and taught school for 36 years. Alzheimer's struck a few years back, and until just recently she knew us all. It must be a terrible thing to lose your mind and still be physically well. My grandmother was 96 years old in December, she lead a good life and accomplished everything she wanted to. I will dearly miss her, but I'm glad she's finally at peace and may now be reunited with my grandfather.

This picture was taken of her with her great-grandchildren back in November 2006 at the nursing home where she resided since the Spring. I can still remember the smile that my girls brought to her face that day we visited. They don't get many children there and they certainly put on a show. At the time I took the picture, my grandmother was trying to convince Natalia, my youngest to grab a cookie for her from the container behind her! Grammie had turned into quite a cookie monster over the past year. I hope heaven provides all the cookies and smiles she can stand.

I'll remember you always, Gram!

4 comments:

Tracy.H said...

Hi Julie,

Sorry to hear about your Grandma. However, it sounds like she led a very full and happy life. That picture is proof of that :0)

Quilt Nut said...

so sorry Julie

Kim said...

Julie, I am so sorry to hear about your Grandma. I know this has been a tough time for you...Was your husband able to get home? I hope he was able to be there for you in your time of need.

Thinking about you,
Kim

Wife2TJ said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like such a wonderful person and it sounds like she lived a wonderful happy and fulfilling life, which is all we can ever ask for. I know your heart must be aching. She is in a better place now and you will see her again someday. (((((HUGS)))))-Samantha