Friday, August 12, 2011

{gramma}

one time, at Christmas, gramma accidentally sat down right in the salad.
i remembered that, just now, and had to tell you. i remember thinking, "ohhh. so i take after gramma." not that i've ever sat down right in the salad, but just that i've done a lot of things a lot like sitting down right in the salad.

gramma slipped into a coma a few days ago and the nurses said she'd probably not wake up again. we left as soon as we heard, to give gramma a hug and a kiss and sing her a song and say goodbye. i'm sure she heard us, even though she didn't say anything, because she reached out and grabbed my hand during the chorus of "amazing grace".

her funeral is tomorrow. i'm trying to get moving, because i have so much to do before we leave town tonight, for the second trip this week down highway 1. but i got thinking about seat salad and amazing grace.

she was really fantastic. i just hope that as i grow up i take after her in a lot of other ways.


i miss this lady.

24 comments:

  1. She sounds precious, suzy. I'm so sorry for your loss, my heart feels for you and understands what that feels like. Gramma's and Grammy's(like mine) are so special. I'm so glad you got to sing to her, I bet she did hear! Have a safe drive.

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  2. (((hugs))) I am so sorry about your grandma... such a cute story to be able to hold onto though. She seemed like a fun and lovely lady.

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  3. Ah I am so sorry for your loss. I am thankful that you have wonderful memories of her. I'll be praying for you as you face tomorrow. May you know that amazing grace that she so clearly loved.

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  4. Suzy, I'm sorry. But I'm so glad you shared incredible moments with her - like singing Amazing Grace... Praying for you.

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear that. Good wishes coming your way. x

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  6. Sorry to hear about your gramma. :( She was a lucky lady to have you for a granddaughter!

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  7. She is beautiful, and this post is beautiful.
    And I'm so glad I found your blog. Your posts always make me feel more at peace. I hope this time isn't too stressful or difficult + that your heart is calm.
    xoxox

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  8. Praying for you, so, so hard, Suzy dear.

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  9. YOU are a fantastic person, Suz...a person that your grandma would look at and be SO proud of! I'm really sorry to hear about her passing but we know that you'll see her again! Sending you all of my love and prayers!

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  10. Oh sweet Suzy. :`( I'm very close with my grammy (93 yrs old now) and my heart goes out to you. ((((hug)))) She was a beautiful lady. My prayers are with your family.

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  11. I'm so sorry for your loss, Suzy! My gran passed in February in much the same way. These precious memories become even more special now. Your gran sounds like a great lady! :)

    -hugs

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  12. I'm so sorry for your loss! May she rest in peace.

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  13. Sorry about your grams. I regretted not being able to say goodbye one last time to my great-grandma before she passed, but I see her all the time in my dreams and I wake up feeling happy. I know she is where she wants to be and is at peace.

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  14. I'm so sorry, suzy, I hope you will feel better soon and keep remembering the salads and other things that you experiences with her. She sounds like a very funny lady. A huuuge hug!

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  15. Love and prayers to you and the family during this time, Suzy. She really was a beautiful woman. Jamie Nelson put a wonderful imagery in my head one day, after Grandma Carol passed away and with struggling with that, she said, "Can't you just picture my grandma, your grandma, and Jesus all sitting down for a cup of coffee?" That encouraged me and that image has stuck with me. I bet they are enjoying their coffee time with Jesus, as Arlene would delight in as well.

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  16. this is touch my heart ;| i'm sorry for your loss suzy {hugs}

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  17. so sorry for your loss. she's beautiful. i hate when the doctor's say they can't hear you, or they don't know you're there. because i believe they do, too. keep remembering the good times. the funny times. the best times. those will help get you through. sending prayers your way <3

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear that. But I'm glad to know you have happy memories of her. She'll always live in your heart :).

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  19. Sorry to hear that Suzy, hope you're ok x

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  20. Suzy I'm so sorry to hear that. =[ That is a gorgeous picture of you 4. Your sweet grandma would be very happy to know that you hope to be such an awesome lady just like she was. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. <3

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  21. Suzy, I just read this post. The fact that you were praying for my dad while you were going through this shows me what type of heart you have.
    I bet you're already more like your grandma than you think.

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  22. So so sorry friend. But hopefully it is also a reason for rejoicing. And it isn't it wonderful that she was there to see you get married? Just lovely.

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  23. I'm so sorry, Suzy :(
    I miss my grandma terribly... so much in fact, that I got her signature tattooed on my arm. And now I've worked in geriatrics for four years... :)
    I love people that love their grandparents.

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