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!


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,

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