Friday, February 20, 2009

Photo Story Friday

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PhotoStory Friday
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Tomorrow is my grandmother's birthday.She was born on February 21, 1927. She passed away on December 30, 2004. All of us surrounded her bed holding her hand and telling her how much we loved her as she passed away. She was conscious right up until she took her last breath. We prayed with her, we laughed with her and we cried with her as she asked if she was dying. I am sure she came into this world with love but I KNOW she left it surrounded by love. As she left this world the last words she heard was all of us telling her we loved her, we would miss her and we would see her soon. Her last words to us were that she loved us all. She was one of the most important people in my life.

Most of my happy memories were with her and my grandfather. I only had one set of grandparents growing up because my father was an orphan. She always told us that she thought she had to be twice the grandmother for us since she was all we had. She filled that job well. My sisters and brothers and I all knew we were special to her. We were her favorites. We never failed to tell her we loved her and she did the same.

My heart is heavy today and it will be tomorrow because I just miss her so much. She was a strong woman. She lived longer than her husband and three of her children. She was the last one to die out of her four sisters and one brother. She was the youngest in her family.

She would get all giddy when we would go visit and tease her about what a cool grandmother she was. She really was too! She loved to shop. That's where my sisters and daughter gets that from. She was constantly late, we were always waiting on her. She did this silly little dance when a song came on she liked. She was so funny looking when she did this. My sister Angie does a real good imitation of it. lol

But I tell you she would go after you like a mad woman if you threatened her loved ones. I have seen her take a broom to my uncles and wear them out. This is when they were grown men! I have seen her stand up to people twice her size if she felt wronged. She also introduced us to a loving God and our Savior. She was quite a woman. I could go on and on about her!

In her younger days

As a young woman

Renewing vows on their 50th Anniversay

The summer before she passed away

Grandmother I love you and will always miss you! I hope you know what a saving grace you were to me and my siblings.

Have a blessed day!


Wayne said...

your grandmother seemd like a amaizing woman and I am sure she will be looking in on you from time to time

great photo friday

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Oh, what a sweet tribute to her. She was a beautiful women and I am glad you were there with her to share in the fun and memories.

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

(((Hugs))) as you remember your grandma.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Very nice tribute post. She sounds like a great lady.

PetalsYoga said...

Oh, your story took my breath away. I wish everyone could pass away peacefully with a love-filled room. You also made me miss my Grandma very much... thanks for visiting my site earlier today too.

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Jacky said...

Just stopping by from SITS! A sweet tribute to your grandma...=)

A Psych Mommy said...

What a great tribute to your grandmother!

Stopping by to say hi to a fellow SITStah!