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Hello friends and Happy Monday. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and today proves to be stress free and productive.

Friday night and Sunday afternoon, my sons and I went to Heartland Hospice to visit my mother-in-law, their only living grandparent. It brought back so many memories, ones of my own grandmother who was cared for by nurses from Heartland. However, in her case she was able to be home with us in her own bed when she transitioned. The thought process and physical condition of my mother-in-law is identical to that of my grandmother’s, now knowing it’s only a matter of time. She is heavily medicated as to not be in much pain, in and out of consciousnesses often times becoming lucid which is heart breaking. She spoke of leaving soon to go home and make chili, naming all the ingredients she needed and then the next minute looked up at me to compliment my scarf and nail polish – tears!

My sons are once again losing a family elder and they held her hands just as they did with my grandmother their great-grandmother in 2009. The song Grandma’s Hands by Bill Withers was the song that accompanied a montage at my grandmother’s funeral and it’s appropriate for this post.

If you have your grandparents in your life please celebrate them especially during this joyous season as they are truly a treasure to be honored and cherished.

I also ask for prayers for my husband and his mother during this time.

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Grandma’s Hands

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This post was written on the 7th of June

My sons were blessed to have had their great grandmother living with them since birth. My maternal grandmother who raised me, had lived with us for 16 years until she passed at the age of 98 on May 1, 2009. My sons enjoyed being with her just as much as she enjoyed being with them. When they were toddlers she read to them and played a lot of games with them.  Even when she could no longer get down on the floor she still played and BEAT them in checkers..  Yes, she beat the babies – hey they had to learn defeat at some point in their lives!

She transitioned about an hour before they got home from school so they were able see her, say goodbye and shed their tears before the mortician came to get her body. To this day, they believe that Nana is watching over them and oftentimes talk about the good times and how much they still miss her.  A week ago I got a call from the school because Malik was crying uncontrollably, he later admitted that he was thinking about Nana and all his emotions came pouring out. So it’s no wonder that he got mad at me when I tried to sell a jewelry box that once belonged to her at last weekend’s flea market. It was marked $3.00 but no one bought it – I guess there was a reason,  so I told him that if he really wanted it he could keep it, we changed it to fit his bedroom decor (lol).

I truly love my son because his heart is pure.

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Rest In Heaven Mama!!


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