Sunday, August 15, 2010

Heaven


I've shared before that my grandma was fighting cancer. A cancer she had five years ago that mutated to one that they had no clue how to fight. They tried it all. Unsuccessfully.

Friday, August 13, 2010 my grandma slipped peacefully from her body here on earth to a perfect and new body in Heaven where cancer is no longer. Pain is no longer.

We knew this day was nearing very rapidly and family members from all over arrived to spend as much time as they could with her in these last days. Unfortunately, I was not able to go be with her but do find comfort in spending an amazing weekend with her this past May that I will always have memories from. {And this photo of the two of us}
Grandma kept her sense of humor to the very end... She was an amazing women who would talk religion and politics and movies with anyone that would listen. Even as a young child, I was also amazed at her movie collection. Not because she purchased them but because she would record them off TV. I still have some VHS tapes that she gave to my parents for us kids with all these great cartoons and old classic movies on them. Those are treasures now. I'm sad that she'll never meet our baby that she prayed and waited so long for as well. I am just so thankful that she died knowing I was pregnant. That her prayers, and everyone else's, had been answered.
Every time I see the sunset over the beach, I'll think of Grandma. Every time I go fishing, I will think of Grandma. Those childhood memories that seemed to have been lost thru the years all come flooding back. I only wish I could have not let 5 years go between visits...

6 comments:

Cathy said...

What a beautiful post. I am so sorry for your loss, Meghan. What a blessing that you were able to spend some time with her just a few short months ago. I am sure it meant the world to both of you and always will. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Please let me know if you need anything or want to talk!

squirrelgirl said...

You and your family are in my thoughts. You have some wonderful memories of a very special lady, and you can share stories and pictures with your baby later on, so your Grandma's legacy will continue. {{{hugs}}}

T said...

So very sorry for your loss. I am glad that you got the opportunity to visit with her recently.
Thank you for the prayers. I will be posting soon

Wade & Melissa said...

So sorry to hear about your grandma. I am praying for the comfort and peace that only God can provide during this difficult time. Your family is in my prayers!

I am so glad you got to visit with her in May and those are memories you will cherish a lifetime!

Ray and Chrissy said...

Sorry to hear about your grandma. She sounds like a lovely woman and fighter. Just like you!

Traci said...

I'm so so sorry for your loss. A Grandma's love is forever - even when they leave this earth it will stay with you always.