Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The End

Three weeks to the day after Dale came to get Dad, I watched the red Suburban drive away with the body of someone else I loved. Grandma died after just the slightest struggle, 94 years old and loved by everyone. If these things really come in threes, our dues are paid. Now it's time to heal.

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Blogger JOB said...

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May 7, 2005 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger JOB said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. This appears to have been a tough year for your family and all I can say is sorry. I wish I could do more for you A. For now just take a long bath or shower and rest up I believe you deserve it. I know what you are going through my mother died when I was three years old and to this day I always wondered how things would have turned out if she did not pass. If my dad dies I do not know how I would look at things in my life so what I have been doing is enjoying the moments with him wither they are good or bad. A positive outlook on life is something the doctor cannot prescribe but something a person must create inside. In movie there was a saying: “Never look at how someone dies but try to remember how they lived” I believe in this saying. I did not really know my mother but I do have pictures to try and remember. Everybody is different so it is hard to say what can make a person happy. I could ramble on and on with this topic so I hope you find your happiness not matter what it is.

Until Next Time A,

JOB

May 7, 2005 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Libby said...

Hey, I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother as well. What big blows to your family back to back. Cry your heart out, sweetie, but know that someone you've never met is thinking of you. Take care. Libby

May 8, 2005 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Big Dog said...

You are a very good writer.
I am sorry for your losses.

May 9, 2005 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Shepcat said...

Thanks for your note over at the Chronicles, A. I've been thinking of you lately, as a friend of mine also lost her father recently, and there are similarities in the ways you both share your memories of your respective loved ones, keeping their spirits alive.

My heart goes out to you and your family for being asked to carry so much of the burden of loss all at once like this. I hope there is solace for you in knowing that your father and grandmother seemed to have peace at the end, and I wish you comfort, grace and the return of great joy to your lives very soon.

May 13, 2005 at 7:15 PM  

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