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Monday, November 23, 2009

Sad news.

I have to share some sad news, my Grandmother passed away this past Friday. She was 95 and simply died of old age I would say. She lived a wonderful life with tons of family around her always. She never had any major illnesses or disease and had her mind up until the very end. She did get sick with some type of infection (they weren't sure what) about 4 weeks ago and she just couldn't come out of it. She had not eaten during that time. Maybe a bite or two here and there but pretty much no food and hardly any liquids. She just became weak. She took her last breath on Friday afternoon around 4:20 surrounded by her 3 living children (one son passed away 1 1/2 years ago of cancer).

It is sad of course but we are thankful for how long she was on this earth with us. I visited her on Thursday and I was able to talk to her and such so that was nice then Friday morning she became un-reponsive. The funeral is tomorrow morning. I dread this for my Mom. No matter how old you are or how old your parent is it is still so difficult to lose any loved one.

In spite of my Grandmother's passing we had a nice weekend. I love spending time with my Aunt, Uncle and cousins so we got to do a lot of that. J and I saw the movie the Blindside and we loved it. Lizzie had her first "friend" birthday party and that was fun. Chloe went with J on the bus to a basketball game and that was a treat for her. Then J took Chloe deer hunting Sunday morning and she enjoyed that. Our friends little boy turned 1 and we went to his party on Sunday also. Then we had family gatherings on Saturday and Sunday evening.

I am doing GREAT food wise. I mean REALLY GOOD!! You would not believe the homemade goodnes I have passed up the last 3 days. It is craziness what people are bringing to my Mom and Aunt's house. DESSERTS GALORE!! I have said NO to every single one of them. I am saving it all up for Thursday. I have to keep it in mind every time I pass over something sweet and delicious looking. I can do it. Only 3 more days until I am there. I have made it this far so I can keep going.

I plan to work out every morning this week. I am 1/1. Went to the gym this morning for some upper body ST. WOOT!


Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. I'm glad that ya'll were able to spend a few moments together before she became unresponsive. Will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Wess and Kristal said...

Dawn- My prayers are with your family. What a blessed life your grandmother lived! I pray you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you enjoy each of the savory bites that you take ;o)

Becca said...

Dawn, I am so sorry to hear of your loss - but you are right, she lived a good, long life. There is nothing else to be said.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family if I don't talk to you before then.

Stacia said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you!

The Graves Gang said...

Praying for you & your family.

Teresa said...

So sorry about your grandmother, but she is now in a better place. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, even with your loss.

MB said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing. It sounds like she lived a very full life with lots of love.