Love me tender

I have this picture in a frame on my entertainment center. I have always loved this picture because of the love you can clearly see between my son and his great grandmother. I think that was the saddest part of her death yesterday, watching my little boys cry as they kissed her goodbye. Ethan told me he felt sorry for his grandpa because “his mommy is dead”. He quickly comforted himself by saying “at least Granny can still watch over Grandpa”.
I know that it’s the natural cycle of life. I know she lived a full life. I know she was an amazing woman. I know that there are many wonderful memories I have with her that I can think back upon. I know that she’s at peace now. The tears I cry are not out of despair, but because I will miss her. I can’t ever sit and talk to her again. I will never hear her precious laugh again. I will never hear her tell me how much she loves my boys again. I will never watch her dance again. I will never hear her sing again. Mostly, I’m sad for my dad because no matter how old she was, no matter how full of a life she lived, no matter what, he no longer has a momma.
I’m ok. I understand how life works, but Grandma’s are precious and losing her still hurts. I know it’s not a tragedy, but it’s still a loss of something very dear.
Thank you for your kind words and know that I’m fine, just a little sad.

28 thoughts on “Love me tender

  1. Tracy

    Awww…I have a picture similar to that of my daughter with my grandfather, before he passed away. Sadly, she was only 2 at the time – and one of the saddest things for me was that my daughter and neices and nephew didn’t get to grow up knowing him the way I did…they didn’t get to hear to stories, or go fishing, or any of those things with him. He had a full life too…but I still miss him terribly.

  2. Gary

    Psalm 116:15 reads, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints” Its a precious time in heaven when a saint comes home even though it leaves us mourning. Bless you and the rest of the family.

  3. Lisa

    Oh no, I’m sorry. This is the first I’ve heard. You and your family will be in my thoughts.
    That is a beautiful picture.

  4. skits

    Oh sweetie. I’ll keep you in my prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss, but I’m so glad that you have that wonderful picture and so many lovely memories.

  5. waistdog

    All of my grandparents are gone, and so is my mom.
    You’ve got every right to be as sad as you want.
    You’ve got great pictures of a very cool woman.
    And even better pictures in your head, and your heart.
    I’d have given anything to have my mom live into her 90’s.
    Your dad should be pleased with how long he got to be around her.

  6. Sunidesus

    I’m so sorry. No matter if it’s expected or not it’s still an incredibly difficult thing to deal with. I’ll be praying for you and your family.

  7. chelle

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know it is hard, no matter how ready the person was to go, no matter how at peace you are with it. What a wonderful picture, it’s so nice you have that.

  8. dana michelle

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, Yvonne. I ‘ve read your stories about your Grandma, and she sounded like she was a real pistol, right up to the end. What an amazing woman!
    I’m sure that the name you’ve picked out for your baby girl has even more meaning to you now.
    God’s peace be with you and your family.

  9. Amy

    I am soo sorry for your loss…
    And I can see why you love that picture…it is so full of love!
    I wish I had a picture like that with me and my great grandma when she was still alive. Man I loved that lady…she was so neat!!!

  10. Dania

    I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother Yvonne, no matter it’s it’s the “natiral cycle of life” or not…it’s still hard to lose a family member.

  11. sarah

    Dang… I am sooo behind on reading my ‘usuals’.
    So sorry for your loss… this post brought tears to my eyes. Exactly my sentiments after losing my Grandma 2 years ago. She passed away on my youngest son’s birthday, and while it hurt so much then, my mom reminded me of exactly what you said – it’s the circle of life.
    I miss her so much still, but the past 2 years on Hunter’s birthday, I remember a beautiful woman that touched my life in so many ways. A woman that I believe is still looking out for me now 🙂
    Much love…

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