Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Until we meet again, Grandma

My sweet Grandma passed away last night. She started having back pains Saturday morning so my aunt had her lay down and she was in bed all day(except going to the bathroom). My Mom went over to her house after work and James and I went over to have dinner with them. Poor Grandma just stayed in bed because her back was hurting her so much. The kids went in to say hi to her. I'm glad they did, even though I didn't know it, this was the last time they were going to see her. My aunt Barbara took her to the hospital sometime on Sunday because she started urinating blood and was still in so much pain. My Mom called me after she got off work, which is when I found out she was in the hospital where they were trying to stableize her. That was when I knew she wasn't going to be here much longer. I don't have all the facts straight as to when everything happened, but I do know some things. Her kidneys were failing. They found out from other records that she was only running on 10-15% of her heart, too.

We had a family prayer with everyone that was in the hospital and everyone got to say their good-byes one by one. She had a hard time talking, but had something to say to everyone. She even talked to some on the phone taht could not be there. She waited until she had seen everyone of her family members that could make it to the hospital. I think it was around 8:00 when it happened. There were only 5-6 people in the room with her those last couple of minutes. She waited until three of her daughters left the room, and then she was gone.

Sad as it may be, I know we will be together again someday through the plan of salvation. I miss you, Grandma. You were one of my very best friends in this life and it will be hard without you. I imagine you are happy and healthy and not in pain anymore. I know you are beautiful and imagine you dancing and running and doing everything you love to do. Thank you for all you have done for me and given me. I will always have you with me in my heart and remember you. "I'll see you soon!" I love you, Grandma!