Friday, November 30, 2007

Life Intrudes

National Blog Posting Month Day 30

Today is the last day of National Blog Posting Month and I had a mental draft of a clever witty synopsis of the whole phenomenon and how it has changed my life, improved my outlook, and made my teeth brighter.

At 6 am this morning, my father called and said that my grandmother had passed away. This was neither sudden nor unexpected. She had been diagnosed with terminal cancer in June and had been resting at home until Tuesday when she had to be moved to a nursing home.

I dare not even begin to detail or chronicle the many wonderful ways, both large and small, that she had impacted my life for the better. Let it suffice to say that she was nobler and kinder than anyone not a grandparent could possibly be.

Now that I have fulfilled my contractual obligations I will take care of the many logistical and emotional challenges ahead. Until then, thanks for the support of my many friends, real and imaginary.

16 comments:

courtney said...

My condolences. And how lucky you are to have had her in your life for so long.

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry, she sounds like she was an amazing person. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Elizabeth

flasshe said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother - she sounds like a great one. I hope her passing wasn't too painful and that you had a chance to say your goodbyes.

Needles said...

Yellowjkt, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts to you and your family.

Impetua said...

A lot of loss in a short time. Even the expected loss is difficult; I went through something similar with my own grandmother's death about three years ago. Good thoughts to you and yours, yello.

Impetua said...

PS I *thought* your teeth looked brighter. :)

TBG said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother, yello. Nice to read your kind words about her.

I also enjoyed your month o' blogging. It was nice to know there was something new to read every day. You did a great job keeping me entertained.

Charlotte said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Jeff said...

Wow, what a terrible week of loss for you. Once again my thoughts are with you and your family.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

(((HUGS)))

Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family

2fs said...

Damn. I'm sorry for your loss.

Flyboy said...

Good job sticking with it for a whole month. We will see you Sunday.

Malnurtured Snay said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I never knew my mom's dad, and for that reason, I'm grateful for all the time I've been able to spend with my remaining grandparents.

Used*to*be*me said...

I am sorry to hear that you and your family have suffered yet another loss. My thoughts are with you and yours. Me

Mooselet said...

I'm very sorry for your loss mate. Take care of everything you need to do - we'll be here when you get back.

trusty getto said...

My most heartfelt, condolences, YJ.