Monday, October 5, 2009


My Grandmother, after suffering a stroke a couple of weeks ago, took a dramatic turn for the worse on Friday and is in her final days, perhaps hours. The weekend seemed a bit surreal, seeing the world continuing on with ordinary things like soccer, church and hockey games while she is dying. I am glad to say that she was able to make her own decisions until two weeks ago, and the last thing she did before slipping into a coma was watch a Texas Rangers game with my uncle. I have never met a more passionate sports fan. The only thing that would have been slightly better for her is if the Dallas Cowboys had played and won.

29 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

Lecia, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. My thoughts will be with you through this. I'm wishing all of you peace.

Sherri said...

Sending lots of love to your family and you.

Kristy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. My fiance's grandmother passed away yesterday after 2 heart attacks and a week in the hospital. I'm praying for you and your family.

Vanessa said...

Hugs to you.
X

SHOKOOFEH said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope she is in peace now.

You have very beautiful photos of breakfast. :)

HOPE-LIFE-PEACE

nurseknitsalot said...

Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Paige said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother - thinking about you, and wishing you peace. Grief is a very surreal type of feeling/process, isn't it? Somehow the world keeps turning while you're standing still and wondering how on earth it's possible; I guess that's also what keeps us moving forward, even during the saddest and darkest of times, perhaps? Take care, and xo.

Ina in Alaska said...

So sorry about your grandmother and just shows how one's life can change in an instant. Hugs are sent your way.... xoxo

liza said...

Oh, I'm saddened by your news of your grandmother. I hope she is comfortable. You said, "The weekend seemed a bit surreal, seeing the world continuing on..." That is so true, and such a difficult place to be. Thinking of you.

nicola said...

you already know i am thinking of you. i am glad you shared this on your blog and i am so sorry for the range of emotions you will feel during the coming days, weeks, and months.
nicola
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Purple Flowers said...

My heartfelt sympathies to you and family for your Grandmother frail health. It's difficult to watch a loved one slip by, and yet the rest of the world marches on. It's difficult to understand.

Debra said...

Lecia~ Keeping your Grandmother and your whole family in my prayers. She sounds like a great woman and an important part of your life- Let your special memories hold you tight.

sweet fine day/Jenna said...

sorry to hear the new. we're thinking of you Lecia.

Tammie said...

i love breakfast pictures.

sorry about your grandma. i hope she is able to pass on quickly and painlessly and that it doesnt become too traumatic for you and your loved ones.

Valerie said...

oh Lecia, I'm so sad to hear this. My grandfather, who raised me, passed away 3 weeks after my grandma, consequence of an earlier second brainstroke...
It is so tough, I want to be with you in mind, and in my heart.
please know I'll be thinking of you.
I hope she feels no pain and that maybe you can still communicate with her, tell her how important she is to you and how much you love her.

KPiep said...

I will keep you and your family in my prayers. My love to you all.

Francesca said...

I know how it feels to try and go about ordinary life while waiting for news of something so final and sad. I think these are the times when mind and heart can really travel. Hugs, Lecia.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you so very much everyone. xoxo

Frau said...

Colorful breakfast! I'm deeply sorry about your Grandma...I hope she is not suffering. Thoughts of you and your family during this time.

Sammi said...

Oh no, Lecia, I am so sorry. My Grandad just passed away rather suddenly. I'm so sorry to here that she is so sick.

kks said...

so sorry to hear about your Grandma....sounds like she was happy till the end and in no pain.....peace be with her, and you and your family...
xo

Cate said...

sending hugs and love and lots of peace.

pve design said...

I too am saddened to hear about your Grandmother.
She must be so proud of you. Did she instill the love of a good breakfast like that? Looks like one of Champions. I love that she loved sports!
I will be rooting for her (and keeping you and your family in my thoughts!)
pve

Deborah said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. My thoughts will be with you. Take care of yourself.

Lori said...

Lecia, your Aunt Linda had told me about your blog and I happened to stop by today. I live in Tipton, OK where your Grandmother Lorene lived many years. We went to church with her. You're all in our prayers. A few weeks ago Lorene asked Linda to ask me how the Tipton Tigers football team did that Friday night! I'll always remember her love for sports and the color purple!

likeschocolate said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. Now you have your own personal guardian angel. Oh, and I am coming to your house for breakfast. Yummy!

Barbara said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your grandmother, Lecia. It sounds as though she has led an active, interesting life. Good for her. This is a sad time for you and my prayers are with you and yours.

montague said...

I am so sorry about your grandmother dearest.. she will be in my prayers.

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