Sunday, March 9, 2008

I'm so Sad

Many newer readers of my blog may not know that the pretty lady on my header is someone very special. When I had my header made, Gail at Shabby Cottage Studio added that picture of my sweet Grandma. I think this picture was taken back in the twenties when my Grandma was in her late teens. I am sad to tell you all that my dear Grandma passed away this morning. She was 91 years old. It was time. But, I am so sad.

I never wanted my blog to be sad or depressing or complaining about things all the time. I wanted it to be a happy place where people could come read about my flea market/thrifted finds, see the latest project I'm working on or family fun things that are happening. I wanted it and still want it to be all that, but the reality is that sad things do happen to me and everyone else. So, while I'm sad, deep down I am glad for my Grandma because now she is at peace. I'm glad my Mom, who btw is a saint for caring for my Grandma all these months, can now get back to living her life.
After I graduated high school, my Grandma took me in for the summer before college. It took some adjusting living together, but for the most part it worked out pretty good. I think she was happy to have the company, at least I hope so. I lived with her again the next summer and again for a short time after graduating college until I could find a job and get an apartment of my own. She helped me buy my first car, a nasty Datsun b210, built like a tank. We weren't what you would call close, but I always admired my Grandma's independence. She liked living alone and I know she wasn't happy moving up to Oregon from Southern California, but her advancing age and declining health made the move necessary so she would be near my Mom.
I hope my Grandma knew how much we all loved her. I will miss her.

34 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Lisa, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Grandma. No matter how much it is expected it still shocks and saddens us when it does.
My thoughts are with you, your Mom and family at this sad time.
Alison

Wanita said...

Lisa, I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma. My prayers are with you and your family.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

So sorry to hear of your beautiful Grandma's passing. Blessings to you and your family. xo Heather

Lulu said...

I'm sad for you..Sorry your granny passed..
hugs,

Stephanie said...

Hi Lisa,
Im so sad for you, seems that this sort of pain has been reaching all of us lately.
All we can do is pray to Jesus that he heals and comforts us and all our loved ones around us.
Im sure your Grandma is with him now, watching over & protecting you.
I will keep you in my prayers,
Stephanie

Iris said...

Dear Lisa, I am sorry about your Grandmother. Sometimes God picks his prettest flowers,much to our dismay. May you find comfort and strenght this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers

It's All Good! said...

Sounds like you had a fine grandmother--91 years is a wonderfully long life. Thanks for sharing this with us. God bless you and your family during this time.

fitty's pink cottage said...

Hi Lisa

Sorry to hear about your Grandma's passing and my prayers goes to you & your family. May she rest in peace.

Vintage Tea said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, your grandma sounded like a wonderful woman.

Victoria

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Lisa,
sorry to hear about your grandmother, it's still so sad even when it is not altogether unexpected. Thinking of you,
Natasha

Sandi McBride said...

Lisa I feel like you are a friend, and in sharing your joys and heartaches that makes it even more so. I am sorry your Grandmother passed, but you have a good attitude about it and that makes the difference. 91, what a wonderful life she had. Did she know she was loved? Of course she did! Take heart in the fact that she had you and her family to care for her and about her and life as you know it can only be the richer for your having known her!
hugs
Sandi

Thriftin and Craftin said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have happy memories,and her sweet photo to remember her by.

My Grandkids ROCK said...

Hi Lisa,
This is Pam, Joy's friend. I am sorry about your Grandma. I know that you will miss her. I hope that Jay was part of her welcoming committee to Heaven. Hugs to you.

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Lisa, Thanks for sharing your feelings. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandmas passing. My prayers are with you and your family.
-Karoline

Adrienne said...

Lisa - I'm so sorry that your Grandma is no longer in your life but she will always be in your memories. I will pray for you and your family as you adjust to life here without her. ~Adrienne~

Lisa said...

Blessings to you and your family in this difficult time.

bee'nme said...

Hey sweetie,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Grandmas are precious - we can learn a lot from them...your beautiful Grandma probably once again looks much like she did in that lovely photo now that she is in a better place...free.

Meanwhile in the here and now there is grief and sadness, and for that I pray for strength and peace for you and your family.

I too lived with my Grandma for a time - I asked her endless questions about what life was like during the Depression and WW2...it was a great time..she was special.

I'm glad you paid tribute to her on your blog - and shared your sadness - that's real life and something that all of us can either relate to or learn from...thank you. We are your friends, virtual though we may be...and we're here for you...

Take care - and always treasure her in your heart...

Hugs and God's blessings,
Becky S.

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandma. I remember how devastated I was when I lost my Grandma. I know you will always miss her but you have your memories and those are such a treasure. She'll always be with you in spirit.
God Bless Lisa and prayers for you and your family.

Hugs
Gail

Michelle said...

Lisa,
I'm sorry to hear the news of your grandmother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Michelle

Sue said...

Hi Lisa, I am adding my thoughts and prayers to the ones already posted. I am sure she is with the angels and you will see her again someday. Best , Sue

Susan said...

Sorry to hear your news. My thoughts and prayers go out.

Blessings~

Marilyn said...

Lisa, I am so sorry to hear of your Grandmothers passing. Your Blog needs to grieve now & is entitled to do so. Give yourself time to grieve. My Prayers are with You & Yourvictoriancottage@stny.rr.comours....
Marilyn

Sugarplum Cottage said...

How blessed you were to have had a grandmother like that. I too lost someone very special to me on March 6. I also put a picture and post about her. We must thank God for these special people. I'll be thinking of you. RoseMarie

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmothers passing. Today 3/10, was my mothers birthday, she passed away only 3 years ago. So I know how you are feeling. I'm sure you have some wonderful memories.
Take good care,
Marilyn

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your Grandma was beautiful, and I'm sure she knew how much you love her.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Becca

Auntie Joy said...

Hi Lisa,
I'm also sorry that your family has to go through this... I know she was ready , but it is still hard to loose someone you love.
I'm thinking of all of you!
JOY!

Lori said...

I am so sorry for your loss dear. I'm glad you have the memories of that summer and the special time you two had together, I'm sure it meant a lot to her too the time you had together. Much love, Lori

Queen of Tarte said...

Lisa,

I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. Mine passed away last year and I miss her dearly, but still have cherished memories and photos as you do. Celebrate her life with your family and continue to pass on memories!!! Much love...xoxox

Esther Sunday said...

You needed to write this as a tribute to your grandmother. I am so sorry. It is so hard to lose a loved one, even though it is their time. Sounds like she was surrounded with love til the very end. And, she truly was a beautiful woman! Sending love to you and your family today - Esther

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Dearest Lisa, i am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful grandmother ((hugs))
Alicia ~ time worn style

cindy said...

Oh Lisa, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Grandma. Thoughts are with you.

c

Pat said...

Lisa, I was just checking out your blog again and there was the news about your grandmother. I am so sorry. My mother-in-law is over 90 also and not doing well. I expect we will be going through the same thing you are soon. My sympathies to you and your family. I will come back soon to see what you have gotten yourself into, as I know that one of the best ways to deal with sadness is to stay busy...especially with something you LOVE.
I'll look forward to the visit. pat

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about you losing you Grandmother. May you always cherish the times spent with her and remember the love she had for you. These women make us who we are today.

Blessings to you and your family,

Becky
xo

Tammy said...

Awww...Lisa, I'm so, so sorry. Sending you big lovies. xo