Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My grandma died yesterday afternoon.

She'd had a stroke 2 years ago and had various health problems since then, but she was doing OK, despite her inability to speak. She was in assisted living and I saw her at least once a week, unless she was in the hospital. Monday night, she started breathing shallowly. They took her to the hospital and did some tests that indicated she had a blockage in her aorta. No way to operate, and even if they could, it would be prolonging the inevitable. She slept all day yesterday and died peacefully with her four children surrounding her.

I'm really sad, even though I know she's with my grandpa now. She'd missed him terribly since his death 10 years ago.

If you're the praying sort, please say one for the soul of my grandma (and godmother.) She was a lovely woman and I loved her.

12 comments:

Stefaneener said...

You've got it dear.

Hang in there.

Velda said...

Lara,

I'm so sorry honey.

Kristin said...

I am so sorry about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry, Lara.

Praying for your grandmother in her new life, for your family, and for you.

Megan said...

Lara, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your grandmother will be in my prayers, as will you and your entire family.

Sally Knitz said...

I'm so sorry. Lots of hugs and love headed your way.

Amanda said...

Prayers for your grandmother and for you and your family. Lots of ((HUGS)).

Deb said...

I am so sorry Lara. Big Hugs.

Christina said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Lara. I know she meant a lot to you. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and have my sincerest condolences.

mom2manyblessings said...

I'm so sorry, Lara. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Matthew (Knit1Beard2) said...

I am so sorry for your loss - may any grief you feel soon be replaced by the warm memories you shared with one another.

I will pray for your grandma - I am sure she and your grandpa had a wonderful reunion.

Katla said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Lara. I know how fond you were of your grandmother.