Thursday, November 01, 2007

Death in the Family

While we were going to bed, my husband's phone rang. It was his uncle, calling to let us know that his grandmother had a stroke today and passed away. This news is somewhat shocking and unexpected, as we just saw her a month ago and she was in fairly good health. Also, his grandfather is in very poor health, so this wasn't quite the news we were expecting. If we may find any silver lining here, she passed away quickly and painlessly, after eighty-three years of good life. She had lots of family who loved her and who knew she loved them. MK, we will miss you.

This situation is very like what I faced last year, when my grandfather passed suddenly while my grandmother was battling cancer. Everyone, go hug your grandmother and grandfather. Our time with them is short.

5 comments:

Jen's Mom said...

My deepest sympathies, to both of you, on your loss.

Tiny Shrink said...

Thank you.

Midwife with a Knife said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. And I'll echo your message. My grandparents never lived long enough for me to get to know them, and I think that it might have been nice.

Chemgirl1681 said...

My deepest sympathies to you both!

Tiny Shrink said...

Thank you very much.