Monday, December 19, 2011

Grandma Dalton

Yesterday my grandma passed away. My mom called and told me before I left for church. It was unexpected yet expected because of her age and condition. I had a feeling this weekend but then had heard she was doing so well.

We are sad even though she suffered and is resting peaceful now. I just want to hug my family and cry and yet my busy life demands me to keep moving. Grandma will be happy to have her clear mind back. I hope she helps watch over my children. There are a slew of great grand babies so she will be busy.

My mom has left for Utah and the rest of us are scrambling to make plans. My brother was set to come visit California for the first time in very long time so have to figure out whats happening.

I wanted the Bama friends (who are like our family) to know because I don't think my mom had a chance to tell anyone. No fun to hear your mom tell you that her mom died. So give her a hug when you see her next.

I will remember forever talking with my sweet Grandpa on the same day that his spouse of 62 years passed away. Very tender, I was trying to keep it together. He said they had built a great life and family together and they are right. If only we were closer, we would give him seven hugs right then. Most likely just Ivy and I will go.

Jack and Iris. Married 62 years. We have 50 years to go to keep up with them.

9 comments:

No Longer Newlyweds. said...

Brooke,
So sorry to hear the news. It's never an easy thing to deal with...no matter how prepared you think you are. I experienced it this summer and it still hasn't gotten any easier as the months go by. We're headed to Dothan for the holidays. If I see your mom, I'll give her hugs. If I don't, I'll send hugs through my Aunt Marilyn.
Hang in there.
Sara

RachelAA said...

Thinking of you - I hope that trip goes well this week.

Heather said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. Your Mom came over and gave me a hug yesterday after church. I don't know if she knew then. I'll be sure to give her a hug next time I see her. Even though we know we'll see them again, and even though they are in a better place and no longer suffering, it's still hard to loose a parent, no matter how old you are.

LaurieNguyen said...

Brooke,

I'm so sorry. When I see you next, I want to give you a big hug!

I'm praying for you.

Love, Laurie

Sara Jane said...

Brooke, I'm so sorry for your loss. wish I were there to take a few kids just so you could have a moment to have a good cry and think about all the good memories of your grandma.

Beth said...

so sorry brooke! thinking of you guys.

christy said...

So sorry. Your mom told me she was about to come out to see her. I live near Bountiful, if you guys need anything just let me know.

Amy Kennedy said...

I'm so sorry about your Grandmother, Brooke. Thinking about your family, especially with the holidays coming up.

clegger said...

I wish I hadn't read this post right now...I just finished applying my make-up! :(
I bought a tape recorder for tonight's memory sharing. That way we can email you the voices of all of us sobbing. Glad to have you in Utah on Friday!