Someday it will be me.
It will be that moment no one likes to think about. Or even say out loud.
Today is day one of many goodbyes to our Grandmother.
It doesn’t come as a shocker. It was not sudden or painful.
It was just time.
Ninety-six years of time.
But five years without her sweetheart.
So yes…it was just time.
Time to say goodbye to all of us here, and hello to her sweetheart again.
I am trying desperately to remember this…we were blessed. We had her for so long. And now it is time for her to be at peace.
I told her it was okay (we all did), I whispered it in her ear, told her I loved her, many times…we had several weeks with her to say goodbye, as she slowly declined into a peaceful eternal sleep.
But I am still so heartbroken…
I will miss her…my husband and children and sisters and Aunts and Uncles and cousins…we will all miss her.
She was amazing…stylish, classy, funny, devoted and fierce.
She would be hard to forget.
So I will continue to tell stories about her to my children and remind myself of all the beautiful memories we had with her.
She was like a second mother to me and my sisters through some very tough years for our mother and her painful divorce from our father. Our grandmother stepped in and protected us and hugged us and made us smile, when our mother just couldn’t. I don’t hold this against our mother…it was actually a gift. We were able to create a special bond with our Grandmother.
We are forever grateful.
Tonight, is our first of many goodbyes and many tears…some sad but many happy.
We were all blessed to be loved and adored by our Grandmother, Mother, Aunt, Mother-in-law, friend, sister…
Thank you, Gram, for just being you…
Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. ~Emily Dickinson