Thursday, January 1, 2009

Rest In Peace...

My grandmother, Leta, passed away this afternoon at the age of 87. Mom called me just a crying. "I wish mother could have had a softer heart," she told me. I have been asked to be a pallbearer, but am concerned about the strength in my left arm which I broke 4 years ago. Not sure if I will be able to lift the casket. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I hope you all had a less sorrowful New Year's day.

31 comments:

PipeTobacco said...

Sir:

I am very sorry for your loss. The death of those we love is horrible to experience.

PipeTobacco

Marsha said...

Andrew, I am sorry for the loss of your grandmother. I think your arm will be ok. Does it bother you when you lift heavy things? I'm sure they will understand if you can't do it.

I wish you peace for this coming year.

justLacey said...

I'm sorry for you and your mom. I hope things get better.

Dear Liza said...

Oh Dear, I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you and your Mom.

Hugs, Honey.

Jamie

Summer said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. My thoughts are with you and your family.

kathyj333 said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. It's hard to lose someone. Remember the good times.

Sharon said...

Andrew, I'm so very sorry for your loss. My mother died in November, so I know how tough it is to lose family, no matter what their age. Stay strong, sending good prayers your way.
- Sharon H. -

Cheryl said...

You're in my thoughts. I know your grandmother was a character, and you'll have lots of memories of her, always. Lots of stories. She won't be forgotten.

happyone said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother! What a sad way to start the new year.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy said...

I'm sorry, Andrew.

Jenn said...

So sorry, Andrew.

forsythia said...

Sorry to hear about the death of your grandmother. Grandmothers are forever special.

nameless to protect the innocent said...

I'm so sorry, Andrew...

Jessica said...

So sorry for you loss.

impromptublogger said...

So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

Syd said...

Andrew, I'm sorry about your grandmother. My condolences to you and your family.

Irishcoda said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandmother, Andrew. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

(M)ary said...

Aw. I am sorry for you and for your mom! Take care.

Leon Basin said...

R.I.P

CJM-R said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care of yourself.

Bridget said...

I'm sorry to hear this! You and your mom will be in my prayers today. It's hard to lose a parent and a grandparent, as both are special.

I have always loved the Native American saying about those who pass: When you look up at the sky, it is not stars you see, but the reflections of those we have loved and who gone. They are shining down, letting us know that they are happy.

As far as being a pallbearer, even though I'm a woman, I have stood in as a pallbearer to two friends who passed. Normally, a stretcher-like contraption is employed, so your arm won't bear the weight. Being asked is an honor. If your church does not use the stretcher, ask to be one of the "side carriers," as they bear much less weight than the front and back people. I am significantly smaller than you are and have wrist injuries, and it wasn't a problem.

Bridget said...

I wanted to add one more thing, also. My grandmother (bless her soul) was also "hard hearted." Even though she wasn't the soft and fuzzy grandmother (and my mom also was from that mold, too, though to a lesser extent) I wished I had, she nonetheless contributed to who I am as a person today. Reflecting back on her ways and my mom's ways have helped me understand myself and my world and the people I've chosen to have in it a little better. I think it was Thoreau who said, "We love the things we love for what they are and not for what we wish they were." Again, my thoughts are with you today.

Labetine said...

I'm so sorry. :(

Jami said...

Andrew, I'm sorry for your loss. I will be thinking about you and your family.

pattycakes said...

very sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother andrew. may you and you family find peace. it will be an honor to help carry her to her resting place . your mom needs you now and its good she can depend on you . your grandmother would be proud of you . have a peaceful new year
hugs to you

ac said...

So sorry for your loss Andrew. :( ac

Tee and Hubby said...

Oh Andrew, I am so sorry about the loss of your Grandmother. Please pass along to you Mom my sympathy as well. I know your Grandmother would be so proud of you and your accomplishments the past year. As for being concerned about your arm, just tell the person in charge you can't use your left arm, you need to use your right arm. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Gulf Coast said...

Sorry for your loss. I still do miss my grandmother. I miss the talks of long, long ago. Anyway, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Moonroot said...

Sorry for your loss, Andrew. Condolences to you and your Mom and the rest fo the family.

CRUSTYBEEF said...

I am very sorry about your Grandmother. I can't tell you how much this paragraph (and what your mom said) has moved me.

My thoughts to you and your mom!
The strength will be found for your arm because it's for your mom.

Much love,
Elizabeth

Chandira said...

Big hug!!! I"m sorry..

I'm sure your arm will be fine, but take it steady.

Love