|Grandma with David 2011|
The great blessing for me and my family is that we were able to be there to visit her just a year ago this week. I had kept saying year after year, "We need to go see Grandma." Now I see that had we pushed it off one more year, we would have been too late. The kids just remember her laughing a lot. She went out of this life happy. :-)
Death is always such a bittersweet experience. This was definitely her time. I want to say she just turned 99 this last month (but it might just be 98). And she's been alone for nearly 20 years. I can just imagine the sweet reunion she had with my grandpa after being separated for so long. Her joy for life will be felt for generations.