Wordless Wednesday - Tribute To My Grandma

My grandma passed away Monday night. We were all incredibly close and I spent many days after school with my grandparents. My Granddad passed away when I was 12 and my grandma then spent many days at our house. Several years later she got into a bad car accident and had a few infections while in the hospital which started her downward spiral of dementia. She never went back to her home and lived with family until she had to be put in a home. She was extremely feisty and wasn't always so sweet with the staff, but she recognized us and sometimes knew us by name. I can't help but smile when I think of her and all of her quirky ways. She will be missed, but I know she's in a much better place.  This is a picture of Me, my Grandma holding Evan, and my Mom. 



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65 comments:

Krystyn said...

Dee, I'm so sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. She sounds like she was a blessing to your family.

Candace said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Dee. Sounds like she was an amazing woman!

Jenny said...

I am so sorry you lost your Grandma. I was very close to my Memaw and miss her every day. That is a great picture.

Erika said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Dee. I remember when my grandma died a few years ago - it's so hard to lose such special loved ones. Many hugs to you!
~Erika

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss.

Jennifer said...

So sorry, it never seems right to lose someone we love. My heart goes out to your family.

Bobbie said...

I'm sorry for your loss. What an AMAZING picture!!

{Not Quite} Susie said...

Sorry to hear about your loss but you're right, she's in a better place. &At least now she's with her husband, whom I'm sure she's missed! <3

Jennifer Leigh said...

So sorry for your loss :( That is a great picture!!

Allison aka Misadventurous Mommy said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. My grandmother passed when I was 12 and while it was devastating I also knew that she was finally in peace without pain and that made it more bearable.

lisa said...

Words cannot describe the sorrow you must feel. It's wonderful that you have great memories and photos to guide them. Glad you were able to spend time with her and be close to her. I'm sure she appreciated what a fabulous person you turned out to be and the family you provided her with. ((hugs)) to you and yours.

Anne - Mommy Has to Work said...

Here's to Grandma!

Sorry about your loss, but glad you got to spend so many years knowing her.

Jill said...

Dee - she sounds so much like my grandma. I am sorry for your family's loss.

Marianna said...

What a nice picture! I am so sorry for your loss.

blueviolet said...

Oh Dee, you're being handed a lot lately. I'm so terribly sorry.

I am Harriet said...

You are very blessed. My prayers are with you.
Take care.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am so sorry for your loss!

Crystal said...

I remember this great shot. I'm so sorry for your loss Dee. You know if you need an ear, I am always here

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but she sounds like she was an amazing grandma!

gillian said...

Very sorry for your loss. hugs!

Alicia said...

I am sorry for your loss :(

KBraden said...

Awww I am sorry for your loss! :(

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Mrs. Cox.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

She sounds like an amazing grandmother! That's a great picture and a wonderful tribute to her. I still think of my grandma often, and she passed 12 years ago - miss her dearly.

Teresa said...

Grandmas are special. My blog, NanaHood, is about grandparenting/parenting. Would you like to do a guest blog about your grandmother as a tribute to her? Let me know and blessings to you and your family as you deal with this loss!

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

(hugs) Sorry for your loss, Dee.

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

I'm so terribly sorry for your loss, Dee.

Here is a big internet hug to you!

Rose Petal Hollow said...

My sympathy at the loss of your Grandmother.

Lisa Noel said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother. But you're right,she is in a better place. It is only the ones left to miss her that hurt! {{{hugs}}}

Rachel said...

What a beautiful picture. I am so sorry for yur family's loss.

Maria said...

That is an awesome picture and one that I am sure will be treasured for many generations. I am so sorry for your loss. (((hugs)))

Leilani @ Soleil Selene said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Molly said...

I'm sorry for your loss. What a treasured memory this photo must be. It's beautiful to see the generations. Thank you for sharing.

Rhea said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May she rest in peace. This is a fabulous picture, one to cherish.

Donna said...

I'm incredibly sorry for your loss. Grandmothers are very special people.

Mighty M said...

What a wonderful picture. I am so sorry for your loss. :(

dannyscotland said...

Once again, I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. I lived with my grandparents (and my mom), too, and it certainly creates a special bond spending so much time with someone. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mandy said...

So very sorry for your loss!!

Kathy said...

I'm so sorry. I love your picture.

Princess Lorie said...

So sorry for your loss, Dee, my grandmother lived with us for years after my granddad died, so I understand how close you can get.
I love the photo of all of you, you look so much like your mother - I'm sure you hear that all the time. =)
So glad you have this and your memories to help you get through this rough time.
Lorie @ The Shewbridges of Central Florida
http://wmljshewbridge.blogspot.com
LJS65@aol.com

Anonymous said...

So sorry. Grandmas are the best. Your grandma sounded a lot like mine, fiesty and fun.

Tasha

Tamara B. said...

I loved my grandma so much too and my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for you family's loss {{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

Melanie said...

I am so sorry for your lost. I lost my grandma two weeks ago.

winterbabe98 said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother! She looked like a very happy and friendly person! (And that was nice, that you got a picture of the 4 generations together.)

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I love the four generations together! My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your grandma.

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Grandmother! Much love and prayers heading to you and your family!

-Jennifer (Jennifer's Deals)

Lydia A. said...

So sorry for your loss. My grandmother who raised me also passed away recently and I wish, more than anything, that she could be there for my wedding next week.

Great picture!

Nanbon44 said...

I am so sorry for you loss, but she is once again reunited with her love and she will live on in your heart forever.

Terri said...

Dee, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. You were blessed to have had such a loving Grandmother. I'm sure she'll be missed but I like to think your Grandfather called her to come home and be with him. Love & prayers to you & your family, Terri

Jan said...

I remember seeing this photo of your grandma when you wrote about your mom. She looks like a sweetie. I think we all get a little 'feisty' in our old age, but you knew the real person. I'll continue to keep your family in my prayers. Hugs, Jan

Carolyn G said...

What a fantastic photo!

Erin said...

I'm sorry for your loss! What a wonderful picture to cherish!

Lori said...

What a blessing to have has such a close relationship with your grandmother! May your wonderful memories help ease the pain of her passing. **hugs**

Lori B
Brouse House Mouse

theflyingacc said...

Thank goodness she passed, it must have been horrible for her to be trapped in her body that way<< God is good.
I know it is painful now for you and your family but this dear lady you loved is free. You have the joyful memories to share, such a gift.

Numbers 6 24-26

FromCristinToMommy said...

im so sorry for your loss. thats a beautiful photo

Bingo said...

May she be at peace but I know she is watching over you all with her lovely smile. Sorry for your loss.

Xmas Dolly said...

What a wonderful tribute to your gramma. A lovely Post indeed and a most fantastic picture. Four generations. WOW!

alissa4illustration said...

I'm so sorry to hear! I wrote a note on giveaway linky page. It's so good that your family is close to help each other get through times like the one you're facing. Make sure you share memories with your kids!

Debbie Stanton said...

I am so sorry for your loss...

Baba said...

So sorry to hear of your family's loss. Prayers and hugs.

Dee @ Start Dreaming said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! I lost my grandma a month ago. It's never easy. Isn't it nice to have pictures like these to look back on though? That is such a great family photo. I'm sure it's one you will share with your little one too.

Take care!
Dee

weeexpressions said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your geandmother.The picture is priceless.
Lauren

cookiesANDclogs said...

So sorry about your grandmother. I send my deepest sympathy and am hoping you and your family will be able to cope with the loss.

Erin said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Grandmother :( Deepest sympathies, and hugs to all of you...

Terry said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandmother!! It is so sad to watch our loved ones grow older.

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rochelhorowitz said...

So sorry for the loss of your grandmother... I lost mine about 12 years ago and still miss her terribly. Hope you only know of joyous things from here on in and may g-d grant you and your family strength through this difficult time.

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