Abuela Maria

Song Lyric of the Day:

May God’s love be with you / Always / May God’s love be with you

Joseph Arthur / “In the Sun”

My grandmother died this morning. Mom called a little while ago and said, “I’m sorry I have to tell you this…” and I knew. Abuela Maria died at 6:39AM this morning. She was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and was hospitalized with pneumonia. My parents visited her just a few weeks ago, and she no longer recognized my mother. The last time I saw her was summer 2003. I’m grateful that I was able to see her fairly recently, but I keep remembering how we both started crying when we said goodbye, like we knew it would probably be the last time we saw each other. And now I just can’t stop crying.

All I can do is treasure the few, precious memories I have of her and know that at least when I remember her, it’s when she was still able to remember me.

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7 Responses to Abuela Maria

  1. Rich

    Baby, I’m so sorry. Words pale. I wish I were home right now to hold you tight.

    Cry, and remember.


  2. Anonymous

    I’m sorry for your loss. All of you are in my prayers. God bless you.


  3. the liberal samurai

    Your friends & family are here for whatever you need.


  4. Jonnie

    So sorry, Pattie…..Let me know if there is anything I can do..

  5. kathy

    Big hugs to you…we are so sorry about your grandmother. It’s nice that you were able to see her so recently before she passed.

  6. The Angry Soapbox

    Hey Patty: You need anything from us in Virginia let us know. God bless and we’ll pray for you and your family.


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