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A Grandmother's Love

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Sometimes it's the little things in life that can bring us the greatest joy. I never realized how comforting my grandma's voice was to me. And now I will probably never hear her sweet voice again, "Oh Diana, Diana! You make me laugh!" I will have to hear her in my memories of the countless times we have spent together. She suffered a severe stroke yesterday, and it took her voice along with most of the movement on her right side.

I am trying to stay strong and positive for her, but it is a challenge. I am reflecting on all the good times we've shared, all the long talks, even all of the short ones. I keep going back to last Tuesday when I skipped work to see her. As I was getting ready to leave for home, we were hugging good-bye and she said, "I'm so glad you came, you really made my day." Without hesitation, I responded to her, "Well Grandma, you really made my LIFE!" She laughed, we hugged tighter, and she said, "Oh, you're gonna make me cry!" That wasn't the last time I got the chance to talk to her, but it's a moment I am so grateful I didn't miss out on. I am trying to keep focused on the blessings, no matter how small, in this difficult time.

I have been so blessed to have her in my life, especially for this long, and in the health she has had up until now. No one will ever love me like my grandma does.

Her recovery is uncertain at this point, and she is still in danger of suffering another stroke. So me and my family are leaning on one another and helping her and eachother through this. It really brakes my heart that my vibrant and life loving grandma must bear this burden at the end of her life. Please keep her and my family in your prayers!

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  • no profile photo TRISHALOO
    What a beautiful and smart looking lady. You never mentioned if she recovered. You know Diana, it is important that you have no regrets. You saw her and you obviously treated her like she was the precious woman she was. You couldn't do anything more. So many people have regrets after losing a loved one. Wishing they visited them more often or one last time. You have no regrets. Until you meet again...

    812 days ago
    Lovely lady. I'm so glad you had that day too. I'm praying her speech will recover. I hope she can drink. Prayers are with you.
    2419 days ago
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