Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The loss of the greatest woman I have ever known

Yesterday-my grandmother passed away at the young age of 92.

She had a wonderful life and passed peacefully overnight.

She was in good health, mind, and faith-she had a very blessed, fulfilled life.

She seemed to be ready though-she finished all her christmas gifts, paid her taxes, cleaned her house, finished the babies blankets, and went to sleep Monday night.

She was a woman ahead of her time in many regards and I can only hope that I will live up to her legacy.

She wrote a book last year and had copies made for all of us in the family-which is a huge family BTW. It was a memoir of the life, love, faith, funny and hard times, and lots of pictures. I hope to share it with the girls some time and show them what they should aspire to be like when they grow up.

I was very close to her - I am of course having a very hard time saying good-bye. Per drs orders I won't be attending the out of town funeral and memorial. My family is sending sopies of everything, but I can't imagine not being there.

This is going to be a very hard christmas I think!


Miss Tori said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Your grandma sounded like a great woman.

Jen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I do hope you can find some happiness this holiday season.

journey to junior(ette) said...

maryanne - i am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. you know that i lost my own grandmother a few weeks ago when i was about 25 weeks along. if the funeral had been out of town, i would not have been able to go, either. i'm so sorry you are going to miss it.

my DH also lost his grandmother about 5 weeks before mine passed. it is really sad, so we try to look at their passings as both of them making way for our baby to be born. i hope that same thought can bring you some peace.

big hugs.

Denise said...

What a wonderful long life she lived. I'm so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one and it must be difficult dealing with this now given pregnancy hormones and the stress of the holidays. Take care of yourself.

HeidiM said...

So sorry to hear about your grandma. She sounds like an amazing woman, how wonderful to have had such a role model!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to read about the loss of your grandmother. She sounded like such an amazing woman. I am glad she lived a long happy and healthy life.