Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Beautiful Soul

This is a picture of my wonderful grandmother. She was a beautiful, strong woman. Mother to seven children, grandmother to 21 and great-grandmother to one, she was an inspiration to so many. My family laid her to rest today and we are all heart-broken. She passed away at the age of 87. She died at home, surrounded by the family that loved her. She fell last weekend, breaking her pelvis and her body just started to shut down. She had suffered from dementia for many years and it was so sad to see the grandmother I once knew slowly fade away. When we visited her after her fall, she kept saying how fortunate, lucky and blessed our family was.

She and my grandfather had been married for 65 years. Aren't they a beautiful couple? This picture was taken shortly after they were married. She was a beautiful person through and through and had the best sense of humor. Many of my favorite memories of her include her cracking jokes, telling stories about the good ol' days and laughing. She had a wonderful outlook on life and never let things get her down. My sisters and I visited her a year or so ago and she came into the living room wearing her sweatpants inside out. My grandfather pointed this out to her and she did a little booty-shake and laughed at herself. She always listened to what everyone had to say and made everyone feel special and loved. She was the heart of our family and I miss her so much.

22 comments:

slugmama said...

So sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was an amazing woman & was loved deeply.

Lisa B. said...

Oh Suzi I'm so sorry. They were a beautiful couple. Hugs

Queen said...

i'm so sorry :( you and your family are in my thoughts

Amiyrah said...

So sorry for your loss. Glad she was so loved by you all. We're here for you...

Jamie said...

:( That totally sucks. I'm so sorry for your loss, really. Grandmothers are such special people and you're so lucky to have such wonderful memories of her. I love the pictures.

Shelly said...

Awww, Suz! I'm so sorry for your loss. Reminds me of losing my mom last year. Your grandparents were a lovely couple. I'm happy to know that she was surrounded by family during her last hours on earth. My thought and prayers are with you and your family!

Lindsay said...

I'm so sorry Suz. *Big hugs*

Oot-N-Aboot said...

Suzanne, I am sorry for your loss. She was lovely.
Hugs,
Ooty

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Amanda said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She sounds like one heck of a lady! And 65 years with her husband (love the picture, btw)...wow. We should all be so lucky!

Hang in there, Suz. I'll be thinking of you!

Precious said...

Suz,

I am so so sorry! It is so hard to lose a Grandma or a Mom! My heart goes out to you and your family!

Laurie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Suz. It sounds like she was a great person and loved by many.

frugalsuz said...

Thank you all. I really appreciate the kind words and support.

bugsi033 said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Stephanie said...

I'm sorry for your loss. (((((((((to you & your family))))))

Teresa said...

I'm so sorry. I hope the good memories you have help you thru this sad time.

Simplysara said...

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

Tosha said...

I'm so sorry suz:( It is hard to lose loved ones

BusyCouponMama said...

Suz- I am so sorry for your loss, but what a beautiful post for the memory of your grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

annathy03 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Suz; beatiful post about her though, and she'll always be with you.

Jenny said...

So sorry about your grandmother. She sounds like she was a truly wonderful woman.

spaghetti0625 said...

So sorry about your loss! (Sorry so late, still trying to play catch up with everything). She looked timeless in her pics....very beautiful!