Monday, February 13, 2012

Heaven received a new angel today...

my great grandma went to be with my great grandpa this afternoon.
She has been battling pancreatic cancer for the last few months
and she is one of the strongest people I have ever met.

I am so fortunate to have known my grandma for 28 years of my life
during her 95 years here on earth

{she was SO mad that I made her sit in her walker for my sisters wedding while I wheeled her up to the reception.. she was even more mad that the photographer captured a picture! but i am SO thankful he did!!!}

when I look back over my fondest memories these are a few that come to mind:

making my t-shirt quilt together the summer after I graduated college
her love for Texas Roadhouse
her always giving me a "peace out" when i left, rather than a wave good-bye
her love for The Bachelor and Dancing With The Stars
my phone conversations with her on my drives home from the office
her constantly giving me a hard time if I hadn't post on my blog for a while
always tapping her on the top of her head regardless if she had just gotten her hair done
her always telling me that "life is not fair, and I can't retire yet"

{myself, my great grandma, my mom, sister and grandma at Alli's wedding shower this fall}

she is the person that have always bragged about with her ability to use a computer and not be afraid of it when she is 95 years old
her ability was not just limited to a game of solitaire {which she happened to LOVE}, but also getting on Facebook, reading my blog, and previously used to chat with her sister every day at 8am through AIM.
so when people tell me they are too old to use a computer, I tell them about my grandma!

I will miss the little memories most about my great grandma
but so fortunate to have so many fun and wonderful ones that I have.

she was one of the most independent and stubborn person I have ever met
but I truly believe she is part of the reason I am such an independent person myself
She was a first born female, along with my grandma, my mother and myself

It always drove my sister crazy when we wanted to get a picture of the 4 first born generations.. and then we would always follow it up with all the girls and include my sister

I think my sister said it best when she said, I prayed to Grandpa last night telling him he better be ready because Grandma was about to join him again!

Her presence will be greatly missed but her memories will live on forever.

Rest in peace Grandma!
I love you!!


Crystal Seed said...

I got chills up my spine when I read this! OMG! So sad, but also so great that she lived such a great long life!

Hilary Lane said...

Aww, she sounds like she was a wonderful woman. It's awesome that you had someone like that in your life. I'm so sorry for your loss!

Sarah @ 90 Percent Blonde... said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. She sounds like such a wonderful woman and heaven definitely did get an angel!

Melissa said...

This is so sweet! I had a grandmother who was so much like this! She died at 91 and it sounds like she was just as spunky as your grandmother! I'm so sorry about your loss, but it sounds like you had a wonderful 28 years with her!

Katie G. said...

So sorry to hear this news. What a fantastic, amazing woman she was! Your great memories of her will never fade. We are definitely thinking of you and your family. Let us know if there's anything we can do for you. Love you Lindsey!

Megan said...

oh Lindsey I am so sorry for you and your family's loss! She sounded like a wonderful person, who lived life fully until the end!!

Mateya said...

She sounds like such a sweet lady. Sorry to hear this! How wonderful to have had so many years with your GREAT grandma. That is amazing!

megan said...

So sorry for your loss. She seemed like such a firecracker. :) You're lucky that you got to spend so many years with your great grandmother!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

She sounds like she was one fierce lady! Sorry to hear that she's passed.

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

Sounds like she was a beautiful and sweet lady - love how savvy she was on the computer. I am so sorry she passed, but you are so lucky to have had her in your life for so long! Sounds like you will remember all of her fun traits forever!

Al said...

Darling this was a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful soul - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...xoxo

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I wish I could have met her. You often spoke of her and always so highly! She will always be reading your blog ... Heaven has the Internet, I'm sure of it!

Stay strong! I love you! Thinking of y'all! Xo

emily said...

i'm so sorry for your loss lindsey! i lost my great-grandma a few years ago at age 99 (and 10 months) and while she wasn't computer savy, she was my most favorite person. she always knew all the gossip from around town and hollywood, talked to her twin sister on the phone every day while they did their crosswords from the newspaper together and was just hilarious.

great-grandma's are such special people. i'm sure she was so proud of you! :)

Holly said...

I'm so sorry about your loss hun. She sounded awesome! What a fun great grandma you had. I hope she and your great grandpa are finally happy together again! You're in my thoughts :) xoxo

Sara said...

My heart aches for you and yours, Lindsey. May your grandmother rest in peace. She sounds like an amazing and beautiful woman, just like she helped make you the amazing, beautiful lady that you are.

I have tears in my eyes to think that she is up there smiling at your blog's tribute to how wonderful she was!! Thinking of you during what I know is a difficult time, my friend.

Mama Laughlin said...

So sorry for your loss Lindsey.
But your great grandma sounded like an amazing lady and I'm sure her and her husband are happy and together again!

Praying for yall!

Lindsay said...

OH Linds, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family today!!

Michele said...

So sorry to hear about your loss Lindsey! She sounds like an AWESOME woman (just like you!). Hugs.

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Aw I'm so sorry to hear this! Your truly blessed to have know her and had her in your life she sounds like one fun grandma! Makes me want to tell my mom that if she can go on Facebook my mom surely can!

Ashley said...

she sounds like an amazing woman and how wonderful that you were able to know her. I am so sorry for your loss Lindsey!