Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Grandmom is with her 5th grade sweetheart and my Magdalena right now dancing.  She is elderly, but it all came as a surprise to everyone.  My heart feels so tight that sometimes I think it is going to explode because I miss her so much, and I can't believe that she has left us.  My grandmother, known as Grandmom to everyone, was known by everyone for  her sweet heart and amazing southern cooking.  When I was pregnant with Magdalena she began to experiment and perfected frying pickles for me.  She made everyone their favorite foods despite how tired she was.  Now, as we clean her house I keep waiting for her to pop around the corner telling us to get out of her kitchen so that we can talk. 

Grandmom came over often to snuggle with Magdalena.  Oh, how she loved her snuggles.

This looks like an innocent picture, but it isn't.  Grandmom does not like her picture to be taken.  I think that she finally realized that she couldn't fight it.  We all had to get our pictures with her.

Grandmom was just as happy as I was that we got to take this picture of the two of them with Magdalena.  He kept commenting on how little she was.  I don't know if he fully understood that she was sick, or if he was sad when she died.  He died two weeks after she did.

Since I started Grandmom's Facebook page for her, I put this picture of the two of us as her profile pic.  She never changed it.

Walt loved her some Walt time.  Here she helped us celebrate his first birthday!

This picture makes me laugh because Grandmom's birthday is in January, but we didn't do the official celebration until two months later!

Looks like Grandmom is helping Walt cheat finding his egg.  She must have learned a few tricks from Granddad when he would sneak food off of our plates so that we wouldn't have to eat our vegetables.

I am still sitting here speechless not believing I won't see her again.  If you see me walking around mumbling it's because I am talking with her.  
Praise God that this isn't the end, but to see her again feels so far away!  

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  1. Oh Julie, your comments about your Grandmom reminded me of my Mimi. Sometimes I still think about calling her to hear her latest crafting design only to remember the call would be really long distance. Praying that your comfort comes as you think on God's greatest final fulfillment for His own.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss, but I can imagine how thrilled she was to see Magdalena. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. So sorry for your loss :( My Granny who is 91 just suffered a mild heart attack last week and is not doing well right now. I can't imagine this world without her.

  4. I think your grandmother may have been my neighbor. I've seen pictures of her on here before, but just didn't pay that close attention I guess.
    Is her last name Moore? Did she live in Kirkwood?
    Either way, I'm sorry for your loss.
    I don't comment, but I've been reading and praying for y'all since you were pregnant with Magdalena. (I think one of your sisters went to school with my sis-n-law.)


  5. My heart aches for you! Even tho we know that our dearly beloved ones are dancing with Jesus, it still hurts to not have them here where we can talk and laugh and cry with them. I am so sorry that you have that ache and sadness right now. Just know that my prayers are with you as you grieve. Hugs!


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