Sunday, October 08, 2006

My Grandma

This is me with my Grandma Peters from the last time we went to Colorado to visit her. Isn't she cute?! It's been too long since I've seen her. Her health had deteriorated, so we had made arrangements to send my dad to go see her a few weeks ago and to get her set up in hospice care because she wasn't well enough to return to the nursing home she had been in. He had a very good spiritual experience with her and was able to say good-bye to her with peace in his heart. She cried when he left to come back home to Arizona. She hasn't been at all responsive since he left. She really loves her boy. Well tonight my sweet Grandma passed away at the age of 87. She lived a full life that was full of humor. She was always laughing and saying funny things. When we were visiting with her I thought my boys would be bored and begging to leave, but they really enjoyed visiting with her. She had them all cracking up the whole time. My Grandma was never a very emotional woman, but the older she got the more she valued her family. We both had a good cry when we left her. I had a feeling it would be the last time I saw her and I was right. I'm just so glad my dad got to be with her again. We will all miss her dearly, but know that she has moved onto a whole new adventure and my Grandpa and my sister Debbie were there to greet her with open arms when she died.
I had some fun things to post from my weekend, but I will do that tomorrow and just keep this post for her.

21 comments:

Missy's Blog said...

I am so sorry that your Grandma passed away. It sounds as though your Grandma was a very happy and funny woman. Your post sounds so peaceful and loving, you can tell how much you loved her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Valerie said...

sweetie...i'm so sorry about the loss of your Grandma..mine has been gone for over ten years, and it still feels like yesterday. i'm sure, though that her spirit is going to be found in Baby Mark...love you!

September said...

Jolene, I'm so sorry for your loss. She looks and sounds like she was an amazing lady, much like you. Love, Tember

Chris said...

Grandparents always hold a special place in our hearts. Knowing that we will be able to see them again is so comforting. I take it she died in piece and I am sure with her good nature and humor she left many memories with those that got the privilage of knowing her.
Loving thougths for your family at this time....

SmileyCarrie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma; she sounds like a wonderful lady. Thinking of you and your family *hug*

Pam said...

Jolene, I am so sorry for your loss. Your grandma sounds like a wonderful woman. It's so hard to lose a grandparent, you and your family will be in my thoughts. Hugs!

Creatively Self-Employed said...

so sorry. your grandma was beautiful!

Densie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss - Grandmothers are so very special. When they are gone, it leaves a definite void in our lives, whether we lived close to them and saw them everyday or lived far apart and only visited occasionally. May you be blessed with sweet memories for a long, long time.

Denise said...

That last one was from me (spelled my name wrong and when I went to correct it - blogger took off! Ugh! sorry!

Ferrill said...

I'm so sorry, Jolene. My grandma died 13 years ago and I still have a huge hole in my heart. It's so wonderful to know that we will be able to see our Grandmas and other loved ones again someday. Big Cyber-hugs to you.

Leona said...

I am sorry to hear about your Grandma. I pray that the Lord will comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

homedaisy said...

i'm sorry, i know you will miss her. you have a beautiful family.

Chickenbells said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. My grandmother is 92, and I've noticed more lately, that when she talks about the past, she gets teary-eyed (and she actaully still lives alone, with a lot of help from my mother) How lucky we are to have gotten to spend so much time with our wonderful grandmothers...Treasure your many happy memories! Hugs and prayers for everyone in the family.

Mary Ann said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. There is nothing like a Grandma. They can't be replaced. Still missing mine,

Kassie said...

((Hugs)) to you. Sorry about you losing your grandma. I'm glad you had a good last visit with her. Those memories will be precious.

Rhona said...

Sorry to hear of your Grandma's passing, you obviously had a special relationship with her. I'm sure she'll be watching over you all. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time.

Gina said...

Jolene,
Sorry for your loss here on earth, but thank God that our hope is in Heaven. What a beautiful picture of your grandfather and sister meeting her with open arms. I know you will carry on her wonderful legacy to your grandchildren,
I love you,
Gina

Gina said...

Jolene,
Sorry for your loss here on earth, but thank God that our hope is in Heaven. What a beautiful picture of your grandfather and sister meeting her with open arms. I know you will carry on her wonderful legacy to your grandchildren,
I love you,
Gina

Jacquie said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Here's to the many years of happiness and memories that you will get to make and share with Baby Mark (and future babies)

Jen said...

May Grandma rest in peace

Amand Hart said...

Jolene,

It is never easy to find the words to express to someone who has lost a special person. I am so sorry for your loss, although it seems you had a nice visit with her before her passing. Memories that we create with our loved ones are so special to those who know them and those who will never known them. Those memories will be something you will be able to share with your granchildren. My prayers are with you and you family.