It is no secret that my 95 year old grandmother is my best buddy. I am her youngest grandchild and we have always been super close. I even spent my summers as a little girl at her house way up in the country with no stores very near. I didn’t care, because I was with my grandma.
When I got the call this week that she has multiple blood clots in her legs and they could easily go to her heart before they can do the surgery needed next week, I just lost it. There is no way I can lose my grandma. I immediately dropped work for the day and spent all day with her Friday and then went back down there today and spent most of the day with her today.
She is very independent and still cooks all her meals, cleans her house, does her laundry etc. You get the picture. So when she was told she needs to stay seated with feet propped up, you can only imagine how that went ;).
So we are all trying our best to make sure she does this very thing. I told her Friday when we were hugging and face to face. I said grandma, “you know you light up mine and the girls’ life. We cannot lose you, you have to stay off your feet. I love you so much and not ready to say goodbye anytime soon.” She said “I know Jennifer, but it is just hard to sit still. I like to be doing something all the time.” I had tears… that is just my grandma.
When I left that day, she kept watching me as I drove away down the road. The tears were falling so much down my face. I so did not want this to be the last time I said goodbye to her. It wasn’t 🙂 and I was so happy to be with her today.
She is a big prayer warrior and I ask the moms blogging community to join me in prayers this week that she will be ok and the doctors will be able to get rid of the infection in her legs and the blood clots. Thank you so much.
Grandma… I LOVE YOU SOOO MUCH. You are an inspiration to all.
Your youngest Grandaughter
Mozi Esme's Mommy says
She sounds like an amazing woman. Wonderful tribute to her. And I pray everything goes well with the surgery.
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U should cherish every moment with her…and spend as much time as humanly possible with her…I’m so thankful for the time I had with my mimaw last January, I only wish I had spent more time with her while she was in better health. I hope the best for ur funny little grandma! 🙂 By the way, I never noticed how much Bill looks just like her until seeing that pic…he looks just like his mama!
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You know you have my prayers, God will see her through this. Just know if you need anything, I am here.
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I was crying when I read your blog about your grandma. It reminded me so much of my grandma. Unfortunately, I never had the chance to say goodbye to mine. She died two days before my son Lucas was born and we had the big ocean in between us. I was here in Arkansas and she was back home in Germany. My parents knew how much it would have hurt me to find out about her death so they waited five days to tell me because they were afraid it would upset me so much and hurt the baby. Anyway, in order to make sense of it all I told myself that my grandma just made space for my son on this earth. I would have loved for her to see her first great-grandchild but somebody had other plans.
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She is in my thoughts and prayers – what a wonderful thing to have a wonderful granddaughter like you. Blessings!
(BTW Jen, I just started the 365 blog, I also blog at northern-va-photographer.com for business 🙂 Gotta love blogs!)
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Grandma… you need to rest… you can be busy while sitting… get your grand daughter to get you a Wii and play some sports while sitting down…
I recall the last time I saw my nana… I use to walk to her house but this one time I had went back to give her another hug and I told her I loved her… a week later… well, you can imagine… I miss her dearly but at the funeral… I didn’t really cry… it was like I had said my goodbye and I knew that she had a great life… I was just so happy that I had her in my life for as long as I did… I just wish she were around to meet all her great grandkids and to have been able to meet my hubby… hugs to ya…
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casual friday everyday says
What a beautiful post Jen. She is a great lady.
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This is another reason for blogging. It allows us to take a look at our life challenges a little differently. The written expression of our thoughts can be a very powerful tool. Sharing them can also help others. Thanks and God bless.
Sarah @ Oakbriar Farm says
Oh, your grandmother sounds wonderful. I’m praying for you… And I know prayer works!
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Beautiful post, Jen. I’ll be keeping you all in my prayers.
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Aww what a great post. What a wonderful grandma.
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Care Giving says
Hi Jen, thanks for sharing a article about a great lady, We really pray for her recovery.