RIP Grandma

Late last night, my dad received a call from my uncle telling him that Grandma was going into the emergency room.  I watched as my dad silently paced back and forth by himself in the kitchen downstairs. I knew just by watching him that something was wrong. Not long afterwards, Cousin Tony texted me to let me know that Grandma had passed away. All of this does not seem real to me yet since it happened so suddenly, but I know she’s in a better place now. It had always saddened me to see her in such a frail state.

This blog will be one of my more personal ones. Not so much because of what I have to say, but more because of the photos I have to show. I did not know if I should share these before, but I would like to now.

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I cannot remember when Grandma got to this state. I cannot remember the last time I heard her spoke. It must have been years since I last heard her voice. My more recent memories of Grandma consists of watching family members take care of her, trying to feed her, and still trying to joke around with her. It was sad to watch sometimes.

She had turned 92 earlier this year….

IMG_8660Cousin Ellen and Cousin Danny made carrot cake.

IMG_8662We ordered some party trays.

IMG_8674IMG_8677Grandma… so fragile.

IMG_8683The “kids” decorated the cake with little cake decorations we grew up with.

IMG_8687IMG_8691-2Grandma needed some assistance keeping her head up and eyes open….

IMG_8708IMG_8696IMG_8697IMG_8699But then there’s precious little moments like these.

RIP Grandma. 😥

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24 thoughts on “RIP Grandma

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss, Karen. It’s great that she had so much family around, and that you all love her the way you do.

    Lots of love to you and your family.

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  2. Hi Karen, I know we actually never talked in Davis, but so sorry for your loss. Your family’s lucky to have a great photographer around to capture the moments you did!

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  3. Aw I’m sorry for your loss Karen *hugs* But at least you’ve been able to capture precious moments on camera so that you can always look back on them. I wish you and your family the best in this tough time.

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  4. Sorry for your loss. You are right, that she is in a better place now. To live 100 years was once a goal of the human kind, now that’s possible, but a hundred years is not enough! As we age, we become more fragile; our bodies age even though our minds are not. Life as a whole is fragile. My Grandpa was like her also, but I think it’s better to die of old age and see all your generations than to die young and strong. Some may argue. My condolences to you and your family.

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  5. I’m sorry for your loss. I think these pictures and your stories have made a great impact on me and I really appreciate that you have decided to share them with all of us. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you ❤

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  6. My sincere condolences to you and your family. It’s never easy to lose a loved one. I can really relate to this entry, because I lost my grandma on my mother’s side of the family last September. I didn’t get to see her pass, but I was able to attend the funeral.

    It was unlike anything I experienced before. It was a beautiful ceremony, but it was hard to hold the tears back. This was the final goodbye, and it was very difficult to come to terms with that. Yet she lives on through my family and I, just like your grandmother lives on through you and your family. They might be physically gone, but the impact they made on others will never die. And that is so beautiful, I think.

    Thank you for sharing your very personal story, and pictures. Everything was very beautiful, and touching. All the best to you and yours.

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  7. Aww 😦 I hope you and your family are doing well during this tough time. Sending lovee through the computer!

    Rest in Peace, Karen’s Grandma ❤

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