Wednesday, June 13, 2012

One Final Celebration

Today is my grandmother's birthday. A few years ago she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. This was around the time Maggs was born, and while we pretty confident she would make a full recovery we were worried. Luckily, recover she did and since we've moved back to the area we've gotten to spend a lot more time with her and my extended family in general.

A few months ago she started not feeling quite right. Nauseous, tired. She was still making Sunday dinner for everyone, but she wasn't always partaking in it herself.


A few weeks ago she was still well enough to go out to celebrate her sister's 90th birthday. That's my grandma in the middle, with her two remaining sisters.

But after a few more weeks, and a few more doctor's visits, tests, and hospital stays, the truth was staring us all in the face. Her cancer is back, and it's widespread. Six months, if she's lucky.

She's back at home, and we're going up to visit later this afternoon. She's always had a special bond with Maggie (who is named after her) so I decided to work on a photo collage for her. Maybe it's a little sappy or cheesy, but I think she'll love it.


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Chrissie said...

Beautiful! Happy Birthday to Grandma!

Arizaphale said...

I KNOW she'll love it. Hoping she has a peaceful journey.