Monday, November 9, 2009

How do you say good bye...

Today, our life changed just a bit...
Not in a bad way, but in a necessary way.

My Granny, the boys Great Granny, was placed in a sweet little home today.
She has been in the hospital for several weeks for various reasons and has shown increased signs of confusion (progression of her dementia/Alzheimer's).

My sweet Grandpa has demonstrated his love for Granny in his care and sincere affection for her for a very long time.
However, Granny has become harder to care for in many aspects.

The decision was made a couple of days ago to place Granny in a personal care home.
The home is beautiful and she has her own bathroom and bedroom complete with french doors leading to the wonderful backyard.

But, the question is...How do you say goodbye to the "Holidays at Granny and Grandpa's", Seeing Granny walking around in her immaculate home with her classy house shoes on, Watching Granny cook perfectly prepared meals in her kitchen with so much love, Sitting around the huge dinning room table with her sitting at the head watching her smile at each of us like we were her many things I just don't want to say goodbye too.

How do you say things that you have known all your life.

Granny I love you.

I will always hold those memories of you in your home with Grandpa very dear.

However, through my tears, I am ready to make new memories with you in your new beautiful home.

Pictures taken in September 2009


Michelle said...

That is such a hard thing to do. WE had to do that with my Grandma and it has been very hard. Now Sunday dinner, Christmas and Thanksgiving fall on others in the family to pick up where Grandma left off. It was hard but we have made some fun memories. Plus it is nice to cook for her now.

Kim said...

Sniff sniff...lots of prayers for you, Mom and family with the transition. I know it is so very hard...Love you!

Holly said...

I know it's so hard to see the changes life brings our families sometimes. I know the memories may seem bittersweet now that things will be different. It is a blessing she will have good care and is in a nice, homey place (though I know it's not the same).

Big hug and loads of love!!

Heather said...

I'm so sorry Lacie! I know this time is hard. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Love you!

Lynn said...

So very very hard to go through that, I know. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Praise God for memories.

whoopsiedaisiesgal said...

I'm thinking of you Lacie! Change sucks sometimes. You are such a sweet friend - I'll pray for a smooth transition for you and your family!

Janell said...

Oh Lacie~
I have been there. I know exactly what this is like. There is something so difficult about change like this. Grannys are supposed to always be "just fine". I have and will say a prayer for you.

Please contact me! ; ) I think you know what I am talking about. I would love to share our experience with you and our health now.

Big hugs for change,