A Long Overdue Farewell

On Monday Grandma Lewis, my mother’s mom, passed away after a long and arduous couple of years for both her and the family.  My title may seem a bit insensitive, but it isn’t intended this way and it actually has multiple meanings.  First of all, it is long overdue as I should have posted something on Monday when it happened and I won’t provide a multitude of somewhat valid excuses as they are just excuses.  The title is also appropriate as my dear grandmother hasn’t really been with us for what feels like years.  Sure, she had come around in spurts here and there with lucid moments, but sadly she wasn’t herself for a long time and now all of her pain is finally gone and she is in heaven working grandpa over on not being such a pest with his ornery sense of humor (it’s mainly where I get mine from and now Cutler as a continuing line of awesome humor).

These are the words that I use to comfort those that try to comfort me when I tell them that my grandma passed away, but despite how much I believe she is in a better place and no longer in pain it still hurts a lot more than I anticipated.

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4 thoughts on “A Long Overdue Farewell

  1. We are so sorry for your loss! We’ve been thinkging of you and your family when we saw your mom’s post on FB. She sounded like a great lady! May you find some comfort in celebrating her life during this sad time. Hugs — The Carleys.

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  2. That’s the pain of losing someone-no matter how grateful you are that they are no longer hurting, you still know that they are no longer here on earth. But that’s because, as humans, we’re super selfish. I’m so sorry for your loss, and I know how much she means to you. If you need me to bake you a cake, let me know 😉

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  3. It is so difficult when we lose a member of our family, no matter what the situation. My heart goes out to you and all of your family in this time of sorrow.

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  4. So sorry for your loss. As one who has experienced this tragic scenario (Jim’s Dad), it truly is a bittersweet goodbye. Much love to you.

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