28 February 2011

Thoughts On Letting Go of My Grandmother

I have taken to posting at various places online, but I always like to share them with my faithful blog readers.. This was something I wrote as a response to the wonderful welcoming community I have found at RedGage...

A family member's last days may seem to be a private thing, but the subject of such is something that we all have to go through at some point in our lives. Being across the country from her for the last 8 years, has meant that I have not seen her as much. Living with an emotionally abusive ex-husband means that I did not talk to her as much. And I was surprised as I came out of my own drama, to find that she had gotten old.

I don't mean in age.. My children and I were blessed with the gift of a trip to see my family in IL for the Christmas of 2009. The sight of my grandmother, frail and bent over, took me aback. The muscles in her face showed signs of damage, and her smile was not quite the same. Her intelligence was there though. We had a fabulous visit. 
That is who my grandmother is to me. 

Read the rest at http://www.redgage.com/blogs/SparkleChi/thoughts-on-letting-go-of-my-grandmother.html

Me, Grandmom, and Ber


Divalounger said...

So sorry!!! It is difficult to let go of the ones that mean so much to us. I know you from RedGage and follow you there and now here.

Take care,

Audrey Howitt

Sparkle Chi said...

Thank you Audrey. I appreciate your comments, and followings! Grandmom officially passed away at 1:15am CST, Friday, March 11, 2011.