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Friday, July 15, 2011

My Dear Grandma Went To Heaven

On July 14th, my dear Grandma went to be with the Lord. Oh, how I am missing her already. For those of you who are new to my blog and didn't see my last post about her, she was diagnosed with cancer about a month ago(rectal, liver and lung cancer). Her 77th birthday was June 30th and all she wanted was to have her whole family together. She had a wonderful birthday weekend as you can see in the pics. :)
DD playing a Birthday song on her guitar

Moo Moo giving Great Grandma a Birthday hug

Grandma and all of her Grand Kids(-2)

Growing up, my Grandma raised me, my brother and sister. Every summer, all her (13)grand kids would gather at her house while our parents went to work. There was never a dull moment at Grandmas. She always kept us entertained with BINGO games, treasure hunts in the yard, playing in the sprinklers, and so many more activities.
When I was 2 years old, my mom and dad separated. Me, my brother, sister and Dad moved in my Grandmas house. I am so thankful for that. I am so blessed to have shared so many days and nights close to my Grandma! She is the most amazing woman I have ever met! Such a strong, loving, patient woman! She used to rock me to sleep every night until I was like 6! She made the most delicious meals and the prettiest holiday cookies!
She knew Jesus very well. She taught Sunday School every Sunday for as long as I can remember. She prayed with us every night. We would say the whole Rosary. She told us if we fell asleep, the Angels would finish with her. I can still hear her voice praying the Rosary even though that was about 20 years ago.
I know she is not suffering anymore and that makes me happy. She will live on in my heart as well as many others. I'd love if you could say a prayer for my family. :)

Grandma and Me
I love you Grandma!!


  1. Sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my mom a little over a year ago when I was pregnant. It was so hard on me, but I remeber the joy she brought me. I just wish she could've met her grandson. :(

  2. There really aren't any words that can express how this loss must feel to you. I can tell from what you wrote that she was a very important focal point and foundation for your life. To lose someone like that would be a terrible loss. I am so sorry, but I know she is beaming in the presence of the Lord. She will live on through you!

  3. she was one of a kind. we wont ever meet anyone like her. the only thing that makes it easier to deal with our loss is time. love you grandma.