Saturday, February 13, 2010

{she is healed}


As some of you may know, my grandma passed away Thursday evening after a 4+ year battling Alzheimer's. This news is especially hard because now all four of my grandparents are in Heaven.

Zack and I will be with family in Indiana for the next few days, celebrating her renewed life in Heaven.
Thank you to everyone who has prayed and given us {hugs} -- it is so appreciated.

I can't help but think of all the great memories we all have with her, like how she taught all of us grand kids how to tie our shoes, or how she used to shake her Italian finger at us grand kids, but then give us a big hug and a warm laugh afterward.

Grandparents are so special...
I'm so thankful to see her again some day.




29 comments:

Sara A Broers said...

Yes, Grandparents are very special people in our lives. And Alzheimers, I don't know where to begin. Such an awful disease, for families. So glad that you will be able to be with family to celebrate her life and her new exciting life! She will be missed, but you know, you will see her again!

Anne said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

The Nester said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother. I bet she must have been so proud of you.

hugs.

Michelle said...

Thinking of you!!

xoxo

Meg said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your Gandmother! I am sure that she will continue to watch her little Gussy grow and succeed in life! Prayers for you and your family! Much love!
xoxo~Meg

Lettered Cottage said...

Hi Gussy,

I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma. :-( I just wrote about losing my Grandma, who died of a stroke on February 13, 1999. Grandmas are so special, and I know you will miss her very much.

Sending you hugs today my friend,

Layla

PS- I'm originally from Minnesota and my Grandma lived there her whole life. :-)

Jennifer said...

So sorry for your loss! Grandparents are such a special blessing!!

Brittany said...

I'm so sorry for you loss! Try to hang in there. And yes, grandparents are such SPECIAL people.

hugs <33

Beth said...

Aw I'm sorry to hear this, but am thankful your grandma is healed...what a blessing! Praying for you Gussy.

Ashleigh (Heart and Home) said...

Grandparents are beautiful, precious gifts and the best of them leave a legacy as wide and deep as the hole of their absence. So sorry, sweet girl... and will continue to pray for your family this week. HUGS

Meghan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I just lost my grandma last week, understand what you are going through. You and your family our in our prayers.

Mindy said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandma... may you find peace in the fact that she is healed and in God's presence!

Jo said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I miss my Nana & Grandma more with each passing year. Condolences to you & yours.

dixie said...

Sorry about your grandmother. My grandma had Alzheimers also in the last few years of her life. It was quite sad but I like to remember her before she had it, I know you will, too.

Laryssa Herbert said...

We are experiencing the same thing with my Grandmother.

She's looking forward to going Home and seeing her husband of 64 years and all her other precious family.

We are enjoying her while she's still here, but preparing our hearts for her Homegoing. So thankful that we will see her again...healthy and whole!

I know you will miss her. But, just think, this will be the last time you will ever have to tell her goodbye. :-)

Debbie S said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandmother. Our Grandparents are truly special to all and that generation are heroes

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

I'm sure you will miss her, but she's so much better now. I had an aunt with the same thing and it was hard the last few years.

Take care...hugs!

~Kim

Marcy E said...

Maggie,
So very sorry to hear about your Grandma....Thinking of you and your family at this time of difficulty!..... BTW, thank-you for your kind words on my blog and I wanted you to know that you inspired me to get my sewing machine back out and "re-learn" it! THANKS for ALL your creativity! You are incredible!

Sara said...

Maggie...I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you during this difficult time.

Mary said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. May this time be filled with God's healing grace as you and your family celebrate your Grandmother's life.
Peace and Blessings...

Sunshinemeg said...

I am so sorry, Maggie. I know it must be a hard time for you and your family, but she is in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your trying time. Be strong my friend.

Marfa said...

I'm very sorry about your grandma's passing. Yes, grandparents are very special. I lost three during childhood and one passed before I was born. You never forget good grandparents. The older you get the more you realize that our lives are better because we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. I will always treasure my memories of my grandparents and I'm sure that you will as well. Perhaps the best way to honor our grandparents is to live in a way that we know would make them proud of us.

Biteofpunkinpie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I lost mine to Alzheimers 6 years ago after 11 years in a nursing home (and several years of her at home w/the early signs)... it is a horrific disease. Hold on to those wonderful memories that you have of her. I'm praying as she makes her way to heaven!

Shannon said...

Praying for you. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs.

Lisa Leonard said...

so sorry to hear about your grandma. my grandma passed away last year-she was such an amazing woman. hope you get some great family time while celebrating her life. wish i could give you a big hug right now!

gina said...

So sorry for your loss.

Infarrantly Creative said...

Grandparents are special. I am so glad she is in heaven and rejoice with you that you don't mourn like those that have no hope. She is dancing with Jesus now.

Cora Anne Designs said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but how great to know she's in Heaven now!

papaya622 said...

Praying for you through this loss. My grandmother also passed a year ago and had Alzheimers. Praying for a sweet time with your family right now.