Monday, May 14, 2007


Last night my grandmother passed away.
She hasn't been well for awhile. But, I was still surprised.
We had been planning to go visit her yesterday. My mom called first thing to tell us that they were in emergency with Grandma.
The day went on.
And, then in the evening my uncle called my parents to say that they were changing her medication and that she seemed to be improving. But, then not long after that we were called to the hospital. Before we even got there (I was picking my sister up) my dad called to say she had passed away.
It was a little surreal.
We ended up meeting my parents and aunt and uncle and cousins at the hospital. We said our goodbyes to Grandma. We talked to the doctor.
He said that it was likely a stroke. That she was very peaceful and it was very sudden. We declined an autopsy.
Part of me is really sad. But, I also know that she is happier now.
Her life was full. She loved us all and knew she was loved.
She met all of her great grandchildren.
The funny thing is that we were all sitting around last night, figuring out funeral plans, crying and laughing and chatting. And, I realized that this is what would have made Grandma happy. Her family being a family.
She will be missed, but I know she's in a better place.


Amy said...

Laural I'm so sorry, please accept our sympathies and pass them on to the rest of the family too.

If you need anything, even someone to watch Matty if you have running around to do, please do not hesitate to call.


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.


Ruthie said...

Laural, I am so sorry. This cannot be easy for you.

It'll be difficult for some time, but before you know it you will be able to think of her without sorrow, and you'll remember her fondly without the [ain of her loss.

I'll pray for your family.

SciFi Dad said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Like you said, she is in a better place. Hopefully that will console you in this time.

My thoughts are with you.

Haley-O said...

Oh, LD, I'm so very sorry for your loss! It's always so hard -- you can never be prepared. I'm thinking of you. Love, Haley

Ginny said...

Hey Laural. Just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and your family. Sounds like sitting around reflecting on her life also helps in the healing process and I think it's wonderful that you can recogonize that.
Laugh when you need to laugh and cry when you need to cry over the next little while, it's all normal.
Take care my friend and pass along my sympathies to the rest of your family.

sam said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!

Anonymous said...

Laural, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Are you ok?Let me know what i can do ok? Lots of love, Ketly

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for you and your family.

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

Laural -

So sorry for your loss. May you have a long life.