we’ll miss you, granny!

   Posted by: arcanai   in family time, prayers needed

we’re in wedowee. gma moore has passed away. she’s the younger gma, 83. she’s the one whose house we installed dsl at so we could work from her house and visit more with her. she’s the one we spend hours playing dominoes with. she’s the one who has made our closet so colorful. she came to our wedding. we took her to disney and to the mountains years ago when she was well. randal was the first grandkid, born on his grandfather’s birthday, and lived with them for a couple of years in high school. randal is taking it very hard. i’m taking it very hard. we were in target last night buying a toaster oven (remember, we had no way to cook dinner last night). i was three aisles down from randal and i heard his phone ring. i was able to hear him say “which grandmother?” and i dropped what was in my hand and ran to him. i’m such a girl. my husband finds out that his grandmother died and i’m the one bawling in the middle of target. we bought our toaster oven (already picked it out and had it in the cart so might as well), went home to pack, and we were on the road about an hour later. it was a long night and a sad one. we’re over at her house now and it just doesn’t feel right. it’s hard to believe that she’s not sitting in the kitchen griping about us having the door open letting cold air in. she had cooked some food sunday night for another funeral and it was still in the fridge so everybody is getting one last bite of granny’s cooking. randal’s cousin just took me aside and said that she just wanted me to know that granny thought the world of me and spoke very highly of me. i broke down. i have a memory of about six years ago when my mil said something about us needing to get married and granny said that the only granddaughter-in-law she would ever have would be the ex. i was so hurt. i guarantee you she wouldn’t even remember saying it. it was one of those comments that you make without thinking, without meaning anything ugly, and without ever thinking about again. over the years and the games of dominos, i knew in my heart that she had grown to love me as much as i love her. granny has a gruff demeaner but she’s a tender-hearted woman. to know that she truly had grown to love and respect me – god, i’ll miss that woman! they say she went peacefully in her sleep. her blankets weren’t messed up or anything. thank God for that. when randal spoke with her saturday, she said she was feeling the best she had in a while so i’m glad that she wasn’t sick or in pain. today would have been her and paw’s 64th anniversary. i’m glad she made it home to him for their anniversary. please pray for us and the whole family. granny’s departure will be felt for a long time.

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