I think I may have used that title one or two times before but it fits so well. I am so beyond excited for January to be over. I really didn’t like this month for way too many reasons. My Gramma’s funeral was today. It was beautiful in every way. While I was sad, I was so happy that I know she is happy now. Not that she wasn’t before, but now she will be able to eat, go for walks and enjoy her new life with her family.
You know I went home last Monday cuz DeeDee told me it was almost time. As soon as I got home I went up to visit her. She could not talk, move or pretty much do anything. We sat and chatted with her. I am sure she could hear or just feel us in her heart. We left and came back another time. When I left, I called Lynette and she said, “Denise, you really need to tell her it’s okay to leave, your Grandpa will never be alone. You’ll all take care of him” or something like that. So I asked my little sister to come back up with me for a 3rd time, she hesitated, I told her we just had to say goodnight one more time to Gramma. So she hopped in the car with me and we headed back to Hospice. I gave my Gramma a hug and whispered what Lynette had said.
Oh, she looked so beyond gorgeous. I cannot even describe it. My Gramma has no wrinkles, the softest skin, and is so tall. She is very much like a ballerina. She just glowed. When we left, Deedee wanted to stay. That is so Deedee, she always stayed the night at my grandparents and when my Gramma got pretty bad with Alzheimers only Deedee could settle her. Deedee called around midnight that Gramma had passed. I thought I would have been in tears but I was not. It was perfect. Gramma looked beautiful as always, Deedee was with her and she was now able to do all the things she loved again. Yes, and part of me was so excited cuz I knew Goliath would come running to her.
I’m a nut, huh? But for real, how many kids get to grow up across the street form their grandparents? Most only get to see them a few times a year, me it was everyday. I am so lucky to have her as such a huge part of my life.
So here’s to February and all good things to come. Thanks for all the great notes and cards. You guys are way too sweet to us. And Sammi? Well, that little critter is crazy. He is the most social kitten ever. He came running to the door as soon as we got home this evening and has not let us alone yet. I’ll talk to you guys tomorrow…it’s time to go unpack.