Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Grandmother!

Weekend of July 2 - July 7, 2009

On a heartfelt and tearful note...

Sometime when you think you have "life" figured out...you find out you really do not.

Last Thursday, July 2 - my Grandmother died unexpectedly during her afternoon nap. I have always said when something happened to her...I would be lost! I think the only thing that is getting me through is knowing that we had two wonderful weeks of shopping, going around town, eating lunch together, visiting Momma at work at Southern Regional, and just being together! Not to mention the lifetime of memories that I have...Tybee Island and using a toothbrush handle to spread peanut butter, when she bought Jergen's lotion on sale and really it was dark self tanning lotion she just could not figure out why she was "changing colors", going to the lake on a Friday evening and she would have cube steak, fried okra and mashed potatoes made, how she loved each one of us for who are, how we would sit together on the dock waiting for my Daddy to land the plane, how she would "borrow" things from a restaurant (salt/pepper shaker, condiment packages), how she would dress up for Halloween, how her house was always decorated for all the holidays, how she would always be herself and truly loved life! and I could go on-and-0n!

I am so fortunate that she was able to celebrate with all of us on the upcoming attention to our family that will arrive this fall, little Kimber. I have some diaper covers, socks, and pillowcases that she hand embroidered for Kimber and now they have a new meaning!

I want to call you - I want to hug you - I want you to rub my pregnant belly - I want to tell you I love you one more time! I want to know that you are okay...give me the strength! I know you are at peace while we are all hurting here...

If you are fortunate to have your Grandmother in your life...call and tell her you love her!

2 comments:

Anne Aurand said...

I am very sorry to hear about your grandmother, you and your family are in our prayers!

Ross and Laura said...

So sorry Amber! I know it's hard - but your memories will be all the more dear now! I am thinking about you and love you!