Monday, July 27, 2009

Sad Goodbyes

My children never cease to amaze me with their strength and their tenacity. Over the last few days, they have faced challenges that will forever be a part of them. (Most of which I believe are better left unsaid.) Last Monday night, I got the call that their Grandmother had passed away. They have cried for their loss, and they have tried to be grateful that she is no longer suffering. But it has been hard. Both kids were extremely close to her, and as the only grandchildren, they were the apple of her eye. CG summed it up when she read the following at the funeral on Friday…..

“To describe my Grandma in one sentence is pretty much impossible. She was nothing short of incredible to me, my brother and anyone who touched her heart. She was so stubborn and anyone who was close with her can verify that, but she was also the solid rock of the family.

I’ll always remember her amazing Freckles cooking, the many lessons she taught me and her ability to make me laugh in any given situation.

After my grandma was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she was still a ball of spitfire and always amazed me with her strength.

Overall, she was strong, good hearted and most of all…. My hero. I’ll be missing her presence, but in my heart she’s as close to me as ever.

I love you Grandma!
Always and Forever!”
I cried as she and her brother stood before a packed funeral home and with all the strength and courage they could master, said goodbye to their grandmother.

We’ll all be missin’ you Sue…… Rest in peace.

11 comments:

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Keeping you all in my prayers!

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

Such beautiful words to form a lovely tribute. I had tears in my eyes as I read this.

Thinking of you and your kids as you travel through this valley of loss. Know that you are in our prayers and thoughts.

Living on the Spit said...

I am just so sorry for your family's loss, but rest assured you are doing a wonderful job in raising such loving and caring children.

What a sad, but special post.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I agree, your children have showed a great amount of strength from what you have described. Their Grandma would be nothing but PROUD and beaming. Take care...sad for their loss but glad she is not suffering any longer also.
Suz

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I"m so sorry for your loss. Your children sound very strong and that will take them far in life as they navigate the waters of ups and downs.

Grandma J said...

What a beautiful tribute to a special grandma from a beautifu young lady. Your pride is justified ten fold

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Your children obviously have the strength they admired so much in their grandmother. And how truly wonderful that they are able to express themselves so well with such poise.

My thoughts are with you all - I wish you some more of that strength in the days to come.

Mental P Mama said...

Sending you all my very best during these sad days. What amazing children you have there!

big hair envy said...

RIP, Sue. You put up one HECK of a fight!!

Yes, your children ARE amazing!! ((hugs)) to all of you:)

foolery said...

I can't say it better than what has already been said so well. Peace to your family and you and your children have my admiration.

The Incredible Woody said...

Such a beautiful tribute! I'm holding you close!

I hate cancer.