by, 07-04-2008 at 03:40 PM (1944 Views)
A bit ago I mentioned in the "How are you feeling today" thread that my Grandma was recently diagnosed with cancer.
She died yesterday morning.
It was a huge shock. I mean, we just found out two weeks ago that she had cancer. She was in the hospital, but then she was released last week. The doctors had given a few months to a year. We knew it was serious but... no one was expecting this. This is the first first time anyone close to me has died. All the funerals I've ever been to had been for distant relatives, or friends of friends. So this is a totally new experience for me. It's really weird. I'm bawling as I type this, and I'm really glad about that. I really haven't cried much till now. I guess I'm still in shock. It's hard to believe that she's actually gone.
I was really close to her. She lived only ten minutes away. She was a really amazing person. So generous and kind. She was always dropping by with stuff she'd found at various sales that she thought would be useful for us. She'd give us rides to places. I have piles of newspapers articles she clipped for me that she thought would particularly interesting to me. She taught me how to sew. She mended all of our clothes for us. She was really an easy person to talk to. I could tell her about anything and everything. She was a very optimistic person. I always felt better about things after talking to her about it. And she laughed at all my jokes.
Here's to you Grandma. I love you.
She loved purple flowers.
She loved blowing bubbles, too.
This is the best picture I have of her on this computer.
This is one of those times when I really wish I could write well. I wish I could write something beautiful to express how I feel right now, instead of these jumbled ramblings. But this is all I got. I had to write something.