Thursday, September 20, 2012

Gypsy Life: Day Fourteen

My grandma died today.

We knew it was coming. We knew it for months. She was in and out of the hospital at first, and then she was at home on hospice. And then she was in a hospice facility. And finally she went back home for good. It was a rough few days for her, and for my family who was taking care of her, but now it's over.

We went to visit her last Friday at the hospice, when she was a little more alert. I know it's selfish, but I didn't really want to see her if she was suffering and out of it. The kids all saw her, Lucy sang her The Rainbow Connection, and when we were leaving, she opened her eyes and said, 'I love you. I love you all.'

Even though it wasn't in her home, in her chair, I'm so happy that's the final moment I got to have with her.





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susan said...

Oh Amy, I'm so sorry. Hugs and thoughts and so much love coming to all of you from all of us, especially right now. xoxoxo

Lora said...

I'm so so sorry. Losing a grandparent sucks, and it's okay to be angry. And sad. And everything else. Love to you guys.