It is with great, great sorrow that I do this post today. The inevitible has happened. My mom contacted us this morning and informed us that Mama G. passed away last night around 9pm.
My heart is SO heavy right now. However, I'm finding it very difficult to grieve at this moment. Probably because I KNOW that Mama G. lived a VERY full and happy life. I am thanking God right now, that her death was not tragic, untimely or unexpected. We are all, just so thankful, that she lived on this earth with us THIS long. As I mentioned in my previous post, she was 4 months shy of her 104th birthday. Wow, can you imagine living that long?
Fortunately, she and I were VERY close and I have nothing but fond and happy memories of her. I know no other way to say this, but to come right out with it...I was just as special to Mama G. I'm not sure why she and her late husband, Pop, took such a liking to me :-). But they did. And their love for me was VERY real, VERY apparent and VERY special.
I'm sure that the grieving will begin soon. But who's to say that it hasn't already? This may be how I'm dealing with it for now. Maybe I would be handling this differently had she passed away while I was there this past week. Or had I been able to see her more often...you know, as part of a "routine". But I am, so happy, that I got to see her before she passed away. And that she KNOWS I was there.
Here's the most recent picture I have of me and Mama G. Isn't she the sweetest thing? :-)
"Mama G., I love you SO much!!! And although we haven't been able to see eachother as much as we would've liked, you've ALWAYS been so special to me. I know you're in a better place now and you're thrilled, beyond belief, to be back with Pop and Cliff. I will miss you and I look forward to seeing you again some day. I love you!"