Thursday, February 23, 2012

I didn't want to write this post.. ever.





I received a phone call that I never wanted to receive this morning. My sweet, crazy, spunky, loving grandma Mana went to heaven last night. I don't have any words really, I am still so in shock. We thought she was getting stronger and then she just didn't wake up this morning. I am devastated, I miss her, I am sad for my mom and aunts and uncles to have lost their Mom. I am thankful she didn't have to suffer through this cancer. She didn't have to endure chemo and the withering away that it does to a body.
 
Selfishly, we all wanted more time with her.
 
I am finding peace knowing she didn't suffer and now she is resting with Jesus. 
 
It breaks my heart that just a few months ago at Thanksgiving she told me that on her bucket list was to become a great-grandmother. I am so incredibly sad she will never be able to hold our babies.
 

I love you, Mana. This is so surreal. I  cherish my memories with you forever. I promise to always say "I love you" clearly and meaningfully just like you did, and when walking with a friend, to stay on the same side of posts so as never to let anything come between me and a friend. I am thankful for your example to me of how to be intentional. I'll love you forever & I'll see you in Heaven someday.

xoxox,
Your Kate

18 comments:

Nichole said...

I am so sorry about your grandma. What a sweet and wonderful person she much have been. I lost my grandma is November and she was my very best friend.My heart breaks for your guys loss. We are so blessed to been able to have such wonderful woman to look up to. Praying for you and your family.
-Nichole

Holly said...

I am soo soo sorry for the loss of your Grandma. Definitely praying.

Raquel said...

Awww Katie i'm so sorry to hear :( Sending you lot'f of love and prayers!

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

Oh Katie, I am so sorry. I'll be thinking about you and praying for you and your family. Love you, sweet friend.

Blooming Images said...

Katie- I am so sorry for your loss. Death is never easy to deal with. She is now meeting with Jesus! We all can't wait for that moment. Your mom is lovely and I am glad she taught you how to love and how to be a wonderful friend. :-) I love you!

Samantha said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Grandmothers are such special people. I know it's hard now, but know that she is in a better place. Celebrate her life! Stay strong. :)

Sam
http://petitefemmejolie.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

So sorry to hear this :( Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Charlotte said...

Thinking of you during this hard time!

Amanda said...

Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family during this time.

Molly Jac said...

Aw Katie I'm so sorry. Praying for her as she begins an even more beautiful life with the Lord! Also praying for you family, grandmas are the absolute best thing in the world.

Allison said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Grandmas are so special and yours sounded amazing. Hang in there!

Victoria said...

So so so very sorry Katie... I was very close to my Nana and I lost her about 3 years ago. It was the hardest thing my family and I have gone through. Just remember she is never far and will be looking over you and her future great grand babies forever!!! <3

Leah said...

This post breaks my heart. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jamie said...

Katie, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that your grandmother is smiling down on you from heaven, in the most beautiful place ever. She is so fortunate to have you as a granddaughter. You are in my prayers, and I pray that God brings you and your family comfort through this time. Love you!

Jami's Delish Kitch said...

Katie
I'm so sorry for your loss. You're grandma sounds like an incredible person and she clearly had a huge influence on the woman that you have become.
XOXO
Jami

Ruthie Hart said...

giving you a big ole hug right now Katie, and prayer of course. oxox hang in there lady!

Kasey Lynne said...

I recently lost my Grandma so I completely know what you're going through right now.

I hope God brings you and your family peace and comfort in this difficult time.

Prayers are being sent up for you.

Amanda Cool said...

Hey Katie, I'm late reading my blog feeder and just saw this post. I'm so sorry for you loss, it sounds like your grandma was a wonderfully sweet and loving woman. You will definitely be in my prayers and I hope you've been able to find find peace and confort in the Lord through all this.