Sunday, October 11, 2009

Goodbye Grandma Maria

My Grandma passed away today at age 96. She was an ever present person in my life and she is a big part of who I am today. She passed away in her sleep and without pain. She went quietly and peacefully. My aunt Wilma called me on the phone this afternoon to let me know. I was just there (Austin) last month and was able to say goodbye one last time. Every time I see her I expect it could be the last. Good thing I have been preparing myself for this one for a long time. I always get a little teary-eyed at goodbyes. This one is bitter sweet for me. The past year it has been really hard to talk to her on the phone because she had such a tough time hearing. And the last time I saw her she seemed she was half in this world and half in another. She is at peace now.

I will write more about my Grandma this week.



Hilary said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Heather, and very glad for both of you that you saw her recently.

Deanne said...

Sorry for your loss, but also glad that you were able to see her and say good-bye. ((Heather))

zamozo said...

You were a good granddaughter, I can tell. Sorry for your loss.

Heather's Moving Castle said...

Thank you all! She was a unique person and I miss her the way she was 20 years ago. I'm glad she was in my life.