Monday, January 2, 2012

my grammy

On New Years Eve our Grammy Rodee passed away. It was sudden and we definitely weren't ready. I would give anything for one last hug, one last kiss, one last I love you.





Grammy's hasn't been feeling well for a couple years now, so I'm very happy she's home with her Father in Heaven feeling young and healthy and free once again! She was also in the early stages of Alzheimer's. I feel it was a merciful blessing (for her and for Gramps) that she didn't have to have that disease take her.



All three of her sisters were waiting for her in heaven, and I'm sure they probably had a wonderful New Year's Eve party together. They always knew how to have a good time!



I know she knew how much I loved her. Well, I really hope and pray she knew! I can't even begin to explain or express our relationship. I loved her very much. She was an incredible example of a loving wife, a hard-working mother, and a pillar of strength for her family.

I'm so happy she got to meet my Scarlett and hold her and get to know her sweet personality.





She loved Scarlett so much. She lit up when I brought her to visit.



Hug your grandparents tight. Look in their eyes. Listen closely to their stories. I wish I could go back to the last time I saw her (our family Christmas party) and just revel in her company. It's a comfort to know that she got some quality playtime and love from Scarlett that night. We gave her and Gramps a beautiful photograph of all the great grandbabies and she really loved it.





And the grandkids also did a nativity reenactment, which I know she really enjoyed. I'm happy that we were able to bring joy to her heart for Christmas.

It's sad to think about her not being with us here anymore, but I know its not goodbye. It's see you later.

I'll miss her so much until then.

37 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss. Your grammy sounds like she was a wonderful lady.

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  2. I'm sorry for your loss. What a wonderful bunch of memories you have of her!

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your beautiful memories bring you comfort and joy.

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  4. praying for you as you grieve the loss of someone very dear to you.

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  5. Oh, Britt...I'm so sorry to hear this news. Praying that you are comforted during this time with wonderful memories of your beautiful grandmother.

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  6. So sorry Britt! :( She was a beautiful lady and I know you will miss her terribly! Praying for you right now!

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  7. Im so sorry Britt. Glad shes moved on to feeling better :(

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  8. Britt, I am so sorry for your loss. I completely know where you're at right now, as I just lost both my Grandma and my Grandpa this last year, who I was very close to (in fact they lived here with us).
    Anyway, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You were surely blessed to have such an amazing Grandma and you're double blessed to know that you will be reunited with her again one day!
    {HUGS} Krista J.

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  9. My heart goes out to you, Britt! I'm very sorry to hear about your loss, but am so happy to see all of your wonderful pictures and how happy she was! These pictures will be such treasures of your memories and how wonderful to have them of her and your daughter!! So precious! Hugs and prayers are being sent to you from me! =)

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  10. Oh britt.. I am so sorry to hear this.. I am so happy to see those pictures you got of her and scarlett over Christmas. Praying for you! XO!

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  11. Such a sweet post Britt. I agree with every word. Love you! :)

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  12. This is a beautiful tribute to your grandmother, Britt! Once again, I'm so sorry for your loss!

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  13. So sorry for your loss Britt. I lost all my grandparents this past year and it sucks. It's always nice to know there is life after death and they are continuing on the work!

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  14. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family our in my thoughts.

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  15. I am sorry for your loss Britt. What a touching tribute to your grandmother.

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  16. I'm so sorry for your loss, Britt. What a wonderful tribute to a full life. I bet she's smiling over her wonderful granddaughter!!!

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  17. i'm so sorry for your loss. :( she looked like such a vibrant and spirited woman. i lost all of my grandparents when i was little. may your many beautiful memories bring you comfort during this sad time.

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  18. Britt, I'm so sorry. You are very lucky to have had such a wonderful grandma. It seems like you have many beautiful memories and I hope they bring you comfort. Please know you will be in my thoughts. I wish you and your family the best. Roni

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  19. So sorry Britt! It is so hard to loose the ones we love! Thankfully she is celebrating with all her sisters and the pictures you have of her are going to mean so much more than they did before! I just lost my Dad suddenly 5 months ago now and it has been so difficult! Treasure each and every memory and scrapbook it for Scarlette and for yourself. You will be so glad you did! HUGS & prayers to you and your family! Fonnetta

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  20. Britt,I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family's comfort.

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  21. My condolences to you and your family Britt. Your grammy had a sparkle of happiness in her eyes in those photos, a sign of a happy woman who lived a happy life. Praying for you and your family.

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  22. Your words and pictures are beautiful. I'm sorry for your loss.

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  23. Britt, I am so sorry to hear about your Grammy. Your post was a lovely tribute to a wonderful woman. It is difficult losing a loved one, but know she is no longer suffering and didn't have to experience the continued effects of alzheimer's. That disease is so terrific and steals away the person you once knew. Cherish each and every memory. Continue to write down your experiences with her as you will treasure them in the days to come. You were blessed to have such an awesome Grandmother. Hugs and prayers to you.

    Melinda

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  24. I am so sorry for your loss..... She sounds like an amazing woman and I know her memory will live on in your beautiful daughter...

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  25. Britt, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved grammy. The photos show such a beautiful lady.

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  26. I'm so sorry, Britt. *hugs* I know how much it hurts.

    I lost my grandmother unexpectedly this year, too. Thank God that we scheduled E's bday party when we did, so that I got to see her one last time. It still boggles my mind that she was perfectly healthy and happy one day... and gone six days later.

    LeeAndra

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  27. Love You & Thanks for the lovely post about Mom

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  28. Your tribute to your grammy is beautiful. I pray that your heart heals from the joy and memories she brought you and your family.

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  29. So sorry for your loss Britt, your tribute to your grammy is just beautiful. Will have in my thoughts and prayers.

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  30. My heart reaches out for you. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  31. Oh Britt! I'm So Sorry to hear about your loss! She sounded like a wonderful friendly lady! I'm so happy for you that she knew Scarlett. You're in my thought's!

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  32. What fabuloius memories you have of a wonderful Lady. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  33. So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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  34. I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

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  35. Beautiful pictures of your grammy!!! I'm so sorry for your loss. Big hugs to you!

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  36. Wow Britt, I'm so sorry about your grammy.  This is such a beautiful remembrance of her. I wish I had as many great photos of my grandmother!  Sending hugs to you and your family.  :)

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  37. What awesome pictures you have of her. It was like she was here for a minute as I looked through them all. XOXOXO
    MOM

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