Thursday, January 20, 2011

Grandma Pat 1936-2011

Middle-of-the-night phone call.
Rushed packing.
Slow miles.
Painful doctor talk.
Sudden loss.
Unexpected grief.
Hurting hearts.
Hot tears.

Gathering of family.
Fond memories.
Outpouring of love.
Reunion with old friends.
Genuine laughter.
Grateful heart.
Prevailing peace.

Maybe someday, I'll tell the story, when my thoughts aren't so jumbled. Mom died of multiple complications from an angiogram. It's a very low-risk procedure. This never happens.

Except it did.

This is my favorite (relatively) recent picture of Mom. She was in Guatemala with our family visiting Cupcake. Something about Guatemala makes you look and feel ten years younger. She felt great and was so happy there. I'm so glad she came with us. I have a lifetime of happy memories just from that week. This is the Mom I want to remember.

I would appreciate prayers for our family (especially my brothers) as we process this loss.

Blessings to you,


Kim said...

Oh J - I am SO sorry for your loss. My grandmother also lost her life due to an angiogram...there must be more risks to it than they let on. I have a story surrounding her event too...maybe someday, I'll blog about it. How blessed you are to have had her here for so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you. {hugs}

SLB said...

Wish to extend my heartfelt condolences on the untimely death of your mother. I pray for her soul to rest in peace and you to gain strength from this. I know that this is a tough time and how i wish that i could be with you,but knowing that you have friends who are always with you thru good times and tough times, i know you will be fine.I pray for her soul to rest in peace and you to gain strength from this.(hugs)

laurie said...

{[HUGS]} We are still praying for your comfort and peace. So sorry.