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Friday, January 9, 2009

Great Grandmother

My Great Grandmother passed away this morning. She was 98 years old. After my mother called me, I sat for a moment digesting this news. I want to be sad because that's what you feel when someone passes. And I do feel sad. But a part of me feels that I'm glad that she be at peace. I believe that she'll finally be reunited with her husband and children that she lost and all the friends that went before her.
And I keep thinking of her being 98. She was able to see her children, grandchildren and great children grow up. And while I didn't see her often, I remember what it felt like to to sit and have tea with her in her kitchen when I would visit. It must have been incredible to have seen so much and to see four generations in the room at the same time.

So today I just want to pause and think about her and her life and how lucky I feel that I even knew her at all.

7 comments:

Cristina said...

Oh, Allison, I'm sorry to hear that. I'm glad to hear of your perspective on it though. We can only hope to live lives as long as hers, and it sounds like she had everything that's important. Thinking of you today.

Beth said...

I'm sorry to hear of your great-grandmother's passing. 98! God Bless her! I'll be thinking of you & your family.

Mrs. Ruby said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. God bless your G-Grandmother!

Brenda Heisler said...

Oh sweetie, I feel your sadness. She is at peace now. She would be pleased to know you have such fond memories of her.

Take care.

Courtney said...

I am so sorry to hear this, Al. Tell your family that we'll be thinking of them.

I was fortunate enough to know my great-grandmother, too. She passed when I was 14. She had the best stories!! It's a special thing and I am glad that you had so much time with her!

Mrs. S. said...

I am glad to hear that you had so many happy times with someone so dear to your heart. I hope you have a nice time with your thoughts about her life and your's.

irish on bizz said...

condolence..god bless ur g.grand mother