I hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend! My weekend was good, filled with the summer activities that I love... the pool, ballet, bike rides, friends, fireworks despite the rain... but it ended on a sad note.
I received a call from my dad on Sunday night saying that Grandma was not doing well, and that he and my aunts had decided to let nature take it's course after months of her steady health decline. At 6am today he texted me that she passed away in her sleep last night.
She's had Alzheimer's and dementia for a couple years now, and over the last month or so she has been in and out of the hospital with increasing health problems. Grandpa died this past August, so the family expected Grandma to go shortly after. She wasn't "aware" in the way we all are, but we know that she knew Grandpa came to be with her at the nursing home every single day, and when he passed, a part of her did, too. So, we all knew it was coming. But it's still sad.
I went to see her yesterday at the nursing home to say good-bye. She wasn't awake (her decline over the weekend brought her into a coma) and wouldn't have known who I was even if she were awake, but I know she knew her family was there, loving on her. I'm grateful I had the opportunity to see her again before she left this world.
If I remember correctly, Grandma's favorite color was yellow. I visited a trial flower garden yesterday with a friend and we took these pictures. I think Grandma would like them. So they're for her.
We will miss you dearly, Grandma. I have very fond memories of you and all your sassyness! :) Although you're gone, I know you're in a better, happier place now, no longer suffering, and with Grandpa. I take comfort in this, and knowing I will see you both again someday. I love you!