Monday, February 3, 2014

Goodbye Grandma Betty...

 My Grandmother passed away yesterday afternoon.  She had flown Medical Flight  from Michigan two weeks ago in hopes of getting to be in her own home, she just really wanted to go home.  Unfortunately, this did not happen her health deteriorated  and she had to stay in a Hospice facility.  The Hospice facility was very close to all of our homes so we got to spend time with her.  It was very hard though,  she didn't really recognize us anymore and couldn't talk to us.  I am so very glad that I flew up there in October to see her when she was still really herself.

It's kind of hard for me to believe.  I know that I am so lucky to of had my Grandmother for 43 years.  I know that my kids are lucky to of had a great grandmother for as long as they did.

I have so many memories.  My favorites though I think are just the ordinary ones.  Just simple times like the day she came over and taught Natalie and I how to make her pie crust.  Or the countless times I walked over with my day care kids in their stroller and she would sit with us on her porch and bring out treats for my little ones.  The many times my preschoolers and I would make muffins and I would call her and she would come over for coffee and a muffin.  Through the years she rocked many a baby for me in my rocking chair. Times when I would have a fussy newborn that just wanted to be held but also had three other munchkins wanting my attention for legos, or arts and crafts.

My children called her Nanny Betty even though my whole life she was Grandma Betty.  My day care kids also called her Nanny Betty and they loved her as much as her own great grandchildren.  My one little guy always called her Pea Pay. I never knew how he came up with that but every time he saw her or any time we would drive past her house on our way back from and outing he would say "look Suzie that's Pea Pay's house."

My Grandma was a very involved Grandma and was always a huge part of all our lives.  She will be dearly missed by my family.

  Don't worry Grandma I will continue your tradition of Peanut Butter fudge for every holiday and I will try really hard to master your pie crust.

I love you and will miss you every day....

Like I said before CANCER SUCKS!!!

Me, Grandma, and Mom Christmas 2012 her last Christmas in Florida.


The Carters said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandma. I was very close to mine and know how hard it is to not have her just around the corner. Praying for you and your family.

Driving three Prince Girls said...

Thanks Shannon... :)