Post # 1
Let’s take inventory of the giant suck sandwhich that has been our life the last couple of days shall we?
July 3, 2013 – My grandmother passes away at the age of 87 after 17 days of in care hospice at my parents house
July 5, 2013 – We memorialize the 33rd anniversary of my grandfather’s death…he and his wife straddle the 4th, 33 years apart, thus posturing that summer celebration into a time of sadness and sorrow.
July 7th, 2013 – My 12 year old greyhoud Cairo, suffers a massive stroke on a calm Sunday morning, it takes out all motor function on his left side and he has to be put down hours later.
…this morning, my 92 year old Grandfather informs us that he’s going into hospice as well, he’s in pain, he’s exhausted and he’s tired of fighting….I don’t think he’ll last much longer, and that is ok, because there’s no reason to stay.
We’re interring my Grandmother on Friday, her memorial is on Saturday and god damn it….I just need a minute to catch my breath between rounds here….but I don’t think I’ll get it.
I feel like Giles Corey, who was pressed by rocks during the Salem Witch Trials….they were torturing him for a confession, and instead of saying he’d signed a compact with the devil, he simply asked for more weight…like a boss.
Post # 4
@Nona99: My goodness! How much can a Bee take?! I’m sorry you have to deal with all of that. Hugs all around!
Post # 5
I’m sorry Nona, we’re always here for you on the Bee.
Post # 6
@Nona99: I’m so sorry for all of your losses. Try to be comforted by the fact that many of your family members had the opportunity to live LONG lives. 80+ years on this earth is an amazing accomplishment! Stay strong!!
Post # 7
🙁 I am so so sorry! This is so very sad. My thoughts are with you!
Post # 8
That sounds like a brutal month..I’m sorry you’re going through it. I’ve been thru many losses like that, but never so close together like that. I can’t imagine. Lean on the loves in your life, and share the burden.
Thoughts are with you
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
🙁 Im sorry, I can relate somewhat, every April someone in our family gets sick and three times a person has died in April/May. This has been happening since 2002!!! Its crazy!!! After July comes August and September … time is a healer and remember you can always vent here.
Post # 11
@Nona99: I’m so sorry! You have been through so much lately; I thought about you over the weekend. Did the Renaissance Fair go ok?
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
What an awful month, I’m so sorry. @TaurianDoll is right, the small bright side is that many in your family were able to live very long lives surrounded by loved ones. Even your dog; 12 years is a wonderful life, and with a loving caring owner! Many greyhounds never see a life like that, and you did good by him.
Take it one step at a time, breathe, and let your family support you (and you support them). It’s awful, but everyone will make it through it.
Post # 13
@Sunfire: Oh yeah! We had a ball! Shopped till we dropped, spoiled my niece, ran amok with our couple friends, who did not get engaged, BECAUSE the ring box is stuck in a compartment in his car and he can’t get it out….so Mr. 99 is going over to help spring the ring, cause the proposal is overdue….we ended up buying a ton of jewelry, Mr. 99 got a drop dead gorgeous black brocade pirate costume for our Pirate Halloween party this fall, and I got a really neat Green Man Pendant that I love, it was hot, I got a case of the vapors, almost passed out, rallied and spent the rest of the day wandering around with people I love looking at many neat and lovely things….so it was a nice break, one we enjoyed….so at least we got that before this part.
I wasn’t particularly close to my Grandmother, but Mr. 99 and I adore my Grandpa…he’s the best, so this one is going to hurt….and I probably will get it over with and fall apart over him because he’s an amazing person….either way, if I have to crawl and carry Mr. 99 on my back, I will…that’s what strong people do.
Post # 14
That is a giant suck sandwich. Sorry for the loss of the grandparents and dear Cairo. You do seem to be a strong woman, so I know you’ll get through this.
Post # 15
@Nona99: It is so much harder when you’re close to the one you’re losing. I was so crushed when my grandmother passed away when I was 25, it was hard to get over.
Do you have any pics you can share from the weekend? Sounds like you had fun!
Post # 16
aww, Nona, so sorry to hear this! Sending good calming thoughts your way!