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Lost my grandmother

October 16th, 2018 at 10:10 am


Eight days ago my grandmother died at the age of almost 99. I was able to spend time with her one month before she passed, and I think that she might actually have waited to see my daughter. D arrived on Friday the 5th and had a really great day with G. The chaplain came and they had a wonderful 45 minute visit and my daughter got to pray over her great-grandmother. Saturday my grandmother was tired and they figured it was just the excitement of having D there. Then on Sunday she was tired, but in good spirits, having spent time outdoors in the Cafornia weather which she so enjoyed. They had her favorite dessert at dinner and the next morning my uncle and aunt were notified that my G passed away in her sleep.

My grandmother wasn't in bad health, but was definitely frail and having a hard time maintaining weight and had become more oxygen dependent. So while it wasn't completely unexpected, I had still hoped to see her again.

I am sorry that the other Laura lost her mom. And I hope that Lucky Robin's Dear Girl get a diagnosis and reliable medical treatment so she feels better.

I guess this was really just a lament post. Nothing here has changed one way or the other moneywise; we're still just moving along toward the future.

Prayers for everyone who needs them.

11 Responses to “Lost my grandmother”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss, Laura. Lots of loss and struggle happening in our SA community recently, but also new life coming for a few members as well. I'm glad you were able to see her so recently and that your grandmother had such a wonderful last day of her life.

  2. Laura S. Says:

    Thank you for the condolences. I am sorry you lost your grandma as well. It is tough no matter what age.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    My condolences Laura! I would prefer to die at the ripe old age of 99 in my sleep as well. May the good memories keep you comfort as you grieve her absence on this earth.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. What a year it has been!

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I am so sorry, Laura. Even when someone has lived a long and fruitful life, it is still hard to have to let go of someone you love. I'm glad she had some happy days with your daughter at the end.

  6. snafu Says:

    Condolences, Grandmother's time with family was wonderful. She left our earth in peace and fond memories

  7. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm so sorry, Laura.

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Very sorry for your loss. What a blessing that you had a chance to spend some time with her.

  9. My English Castle Says:

    Laura, I'm so sorry to hear this. She does sound like she had a peaceful, family-filled end. My prayers for you and your family.

  10. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I am sorry to hear about your grandma.

    Mine just turned 97, and has had some medical issues recently. So .. I have emergency travel money ready to go.

  11. livingalmostlarge Says:

    I am so so sorry for your loss. I know how it is. Mine is 90 and I did a spur of the moment trip in August just to see her because of some issues earlier in the summer. 2x a year I think we are going to see her.

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