Heaven has another Angel

It is with a heavy heart that I'm sharing with you that my grandmother passed away yesterday.

She had had dementia (Alzheimers) for over 10 years, so this was not a surprise, but it is still sad. She was my last living grandparent.

My grandmother was the sweetest woman you would ever meet. She was an active member in her church and even played the organ during church services. She was the mother of 5, and a grandmother to 4. I remember my mom saying that when she was growing up and needed help with something, my grandmother was never afraid to say that she didn't know the answer, but would always do her best to help find what the answer was. She was a fabulous cook--I still remember picking apples in my grandparents' backyard and helping her make apple crisp (my mouth still waters thinking about that pie). She always had my room ready for when we visited, and was always willing to stop what she was doing to play with me. She was just one of those people who had that aura of "good" around her at all times. 

Even though she's gone, I take comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering with Alzheimers, a horrible disease that steals your family member away from you, even before they are physically gone. I'm also comforted to know that my grandpa and my Aunt and Uncle are with her and were there to greet her.

Heaven definitely received another angel, a fantastically kind, warm and caring angel. 

Rest in peace, Grandma. I love you.


11 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear that. She sounds like a wonderful woman. :)

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  2. I am so sorry Jenn. I know your heart must be hurting. I'll be praying for your family.

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  3. so sorry for your loss... my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss =( Your Grandmother sounds like a wonderful person <3

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. My mom's mom also had dementia. I can't agree with you more that it is an awful disease.

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending you lots of love.

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  8. I'm so sorry! Sending prayers your way.

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  9. Aww... honey, I'm so sorry to hear that. I know she'll be sorely missed. I'm keeping you in my thoughts.

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  10. So sorry for your loss. I lost my Gram to alzheimers almost 3 years ago and can understand exactly how you are feeling. Hope you can take comfort in the fact she is at peace now.

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  11. Oh, my lady. So sorry to hear about your grandma, but I'm so glad she's not suffering anymore. I'm here for you if you need anything.

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