Monday, November 23, 2009

Grandma Shenanigans Rest In Peace

Well....

This might just be the most difficult post I have ever written...

I will start by saying thank you to all those that had such kind words to say... Thank you for the thoughts, prayer, and hugs... While I didn't reply back it wasn't because I didn't appreciate you saying them... They were comforting to read... That being said...

Wednesday I posted about Grandma and Grandpa Shenanigans... I mentioned how we hoped the next call was not THAT call....

Well...

It was...

Wednesday Grandma Shenanigans peacefully passed and there is a chance that she was smiling in the end. What a lovely thought.. Not only that she might have been smiling but that it was peaceful and pain free...

We toasted to her life and memory with some high-end tequila... Just one shot people.... I have kids to watch....

Then it was time to try to figure out how to get DH home to Texas.. Tickets weren't cheap but we found the lowest priced ones we could.... DH left early Friday morning to join his family...

The kids and myself are still here... We couldn't let Wee Man miss any more days of school...

I waited to post about Grandma Shenanigans passing because I wanted to write one post about it and include how the funeral went... Today Monday November 23, 2009 was Grandma Shenanigans funeral... While it has been raining back home, DH said that today was beautiful... You could not ask for a more perfect day weather wise... All the services were lovely and the funeral was just as great...

The sad part... Grandpa Shenanigans lays in bed at the hospital still... He is too ill to leave the hospital and did not get to attend putting Grandma to rest... They are not even sure if he knows she is gone because while they have told him he is unresponsive... That is a whole other post to rant about how much I dislike hospitals and most of the people that work at them... I swear they MUST be sedating him out of fear of being sued... Arrggg what a mess his stay has been... That's another post... While there are some great people at hospitals it's the others that make the good ones so rare...

Any who... Back on track...

Okay... I'm going to say something that once again might sound mean and unloving... I wish that Grandpa Shenanigans would have passed last week so that today both of them could have been laid to rest TOGETHER....  Not that I want anything to happen to Grandpa Shenanigans because I truly love both of them but it breaks my heart knowing that he didn't get to be with her... During her final moments on earth they were miles apart..... While she was being put to rest he was laying in a hospital possibly unaware of what was going on... Heartbreaking....

Not saying they were the perfect couple because there is no such thing... However, in my eyes they were what everyone wishes they could be.... The old couple that still holds hands and look lovingly at each other... You can almost picture them in a Norman Rockwell painting...

I have cried some... I have wished that things ended differently.... Yet, in the end I will not mourn Grandma Shenanigans... I will remember her as she was before and celebrate her life...

So....

To Grandma Shenanigans,

We shall miss you with all our hearts... Forgive us for the mistakes we will make in our lives... Try not to laugh too hard at all the stumbles we take.... Smile with us when times are good... Comfort us when we are weak... Be ready for hugs when it is our time...

Your Loving Family,
The Shenanigans



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8 comments:

  1. Oh no, I am so terribly sorry to hear such news. I am deeply saddened for your family and the loss of Grandma S. Sending you hugs, love and support and the knowledge that she was smiling and pain-free. I hope that Grandpa S. is staying strong, and I will keep your entire family in my heart.

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss, but wanted to say that I would feel the same way about Grandpa. Clearly they are soulmates, meant to be together for eternity, and hopefully they will be together again.

    I'm sorry for your family, but was glad to read your husband was able to make it home to be with his family.

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  3. Again, I am so sorry. Breaks my heart to hear that your Grandpa couldn't be there. Will continue to pray for your family. Hugs...

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  4. What a beautiful tribute. I'm so sorry for your loss. It must especially be hard during the holiday season.

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  5. *raising glass* to grandma! *hugs to you*

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  6. I'm sorry about Grandma Shenanigans, and the state poor Grandpa is in also.

    I understand what you meant about wanting them to pass away together. I feel the same way about my grandparents, as hard as it would be to lose two of them at once.

    And, sadly, I know exactly what you mean about hospitals.

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  7. That's a beautiful post. I'm so very sorry for your loss and Grandpa Shenanigans is in my prayers. *hugs*

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss. What an awful thing you're grandpa not being able to be there. I can't imagine.

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