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Loving it! (..and a bit about my grandmother)

Monday, January 28, 2013

I am loving playing with this new team (LOVE YOURSELF | LOVE YOUR BODY)! I love thinking of challenges and topics and ideas for the team. I love seeing when new members join. I love thinking that we can make a difference in someone's day. I love it!

On a bit of a sadder note, I went and saw my grandmother yesterday. She's not doing great. It just breaks my heart. She is in a different nursing home now. She is in a hospital type bed all the time now. In her last home she had a regular room and she stayed out in the common area all the time laugh and dancing through the halls. Now she is forever in a fetal position and doesn't laugh or goof or look at you like you're crazy, or shock everyone in the room by throwing out a cuss word unexpectedly. She's always been so full of life and so to watch her life waning is hard. SHe has been living with alzheimer's and dementia for 10 years now so we are blessed and thankful for that much time.
She is one I have learned a lot from. She has always worked hard to take care of her family. Family always meant a lot to her and always came first. She wasn't afraid to laugh out loud or dance or be silly. Life to her was worth living and living well and not for holding back worried about what others may think. I will always appreciate that and be so very very grateful she was a part of my life. Thinking of her will always bring a smile to my face. Always. She is such a gift.

{This was from mother's day weekend of 2011.}
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    I only understand because I watched my maternal grandmother deteriorate from cancer from the wonderful, vibrant woman she was to a shell of herself. Life is truly precious ... I am so glad you had so much time and opportunity to love your grandma. What a true blessing ... Wishing you comfort in this time of change ... emoticon
    1877 days ago
    I hope you have lots of pictures and that you make time to write down and share your favorite memories of her. You can even read them to her, when you visit. We had family members with Alzheimer's. I how difficult it is when their body is there but when you look in their eyes you can see that the person you love is gone.
    1877 days ago
    Sorry your grandma isn't doing well, but you are so blessed to have had her. She sounds a lot like my mom-in-law who lived to the age of 96 and whom I will always miss. The wonderful memories will bring you much comfort. And she's blessed to have had you in her life, you know. With grandmas and granddaughters, that works both ways. :) Cherish the time you have left together. emoticon
    1877 days ago
    Enjoy her while she's here. Let her know that you love her, even when she isn't fun.
    1878 days ago
    Aging is definitely not for sissies. I guess the heartbreaking decline is a way Mother Nature has of telling us to let go. I see the losses with my mom who is 94, but grateful for the time we can share. I am sure your grandmother and you have shared wonderful times and memories. We are lucky to have these people in our lives for such a long time period. emoticon
    1878 days ago
    My heart breaks for you. Watching anyone change due to alzheimers is always awful. Such a terrible disease.

    I'm still working up the umph to join your new team. I want to be able to give it my all!!!

    1878 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    emoticon that you are enjoying your team! You are blessed to have your grandmommy in your life & you obviously have great memories of her since just thinking of her brings a smile to your face! It just doesn't get any better!
    1878 days ago
    emoticon So sad to hear about her difficulties. I am glad you have memories and your heart is full of love. emoticon
    1878 days ago
    Sorry for your grandmommy,but you were lucky she was in your life! emoticon
    1878 days ago
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