a little sad

Thursday, November 15, 2012

So if you follow me on Instagram you might have seen me post that Eric's grandma passed away this week.
Grandma Elva.
She was 97 years old.
She was living at home by herself since Eric's grandpa died just this past February at the age of 96, 
and was doing well until the last week and a half or so before she died.
What a tremendous blessing that was.

I am feeling sad this week... and nostalgic, and emotional and happy and peaceful about it all.
But still a little sad.
My grandma died when Wyatt was just one year old, so Eric's grandparents are the only great-grandparents
my kids have ever known.
And they have been like grandparents to me, too.
I'm sad for Eric and I am sad for myself.
I don't want to be old enough to not have grandparents around anymore.
It makes me sad... and then worried and anxious...and then I remind myself to let it all go, that I have absolutely no
control over any of this and worrying solves nothing. 
Tonight we looked through photo album after photo album of old pictures, picking out favorites
and making piles to get copied.
I feel so fortunate to be part of this family, to say that she was my kid's great-grandma.
Saturday we will celebrate her wonderful life with family and friends and bid a huge
chapter of life, hers and theirs and ours,  goodbye.


Happy Thursday to ya... it's almost the weekend.


  1. I'm sorry girl. My Grandma turns 100 on Sat! She's just been placed in a home and recently developed dementia. Her days are numbered. Breaks my heart to hear the pain in my mom's voice when she talks about her. Doesn't help that she lives in AZ. My other grandma is 98 and still lives alone. It's coming. I'll be without them too.

  2. so sorry amy!!
    hugs to you and your family.

  3. so sorry amy. i grew up with only one grandmother who died when i was pregnant with jack. she was such a beautiful person, she made up for the lack of other grandparents. it makes me sad my kids didn't know her, but she suffered a lot in her life and i'm happy that she doesn't have to do that anymore.

    hope you have some joy this weekend.


  4. so, so sorry for your loss!
    but i have to admit, i'm a bit jealous of all the years you had with grandma. my grandparents were all gone by the time i was 18 and it left a huge hole in my life. a reminder to hold on to those close to you. kiss them, love them, celebrate them while they are still here. what a blessing to live to 97! xo.


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