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.