Monday, February 2, 2009

Update

I just posted last night, but life, much like the internet, waits for no one.

My grandmother died this morning at 4:38. I know the time because I keep hearing my grandfather repeat it to every person he has had to call this morning. My dad and I were already well on the other side of D.C. when he called us, almost two hours out, so we turned around and came back, thus managing to hit the Beltway at rush hour twice in one weekend.

I think we all made our peace the last couple of days and now it's just a matter of executing her wishes. She had all of her funeral arrangements made and paid for, so this week will just be a matter of seeing it all through. Really the only question is which blue dress she was talking about. Apparently there's a closet full of the things and right now it's just us guys here. Maybe when my mom gets here she can throw us a line on that one.

15 comments:

nancypearlwannabe said...

Aww, dude. I'm sorry. I was just going to leave a comment about how I was happy to hear she was in a comfortable environment with people that she loves when I saw this update.

I hope everything goes smoothly this week, and I'm glad you at least got to visit her and make your peace.

Courtney said...

She was such a nice lady. She will be missed.

I'm glad she was able to spend her last days comfortably with family and friends. That's how it should be. Love to you all.

surviving myself said...

Sorry to hear that man.

Allie said...

I'm so sorry, Mickey.

I'm sure it's such a great comfort to your grandfather to have you and your dad there now.

em said...

I'm sorry. I am glad you got to say goodbye. Maybe that's what she was waiting for.

Jacob said...
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Jacob said...

I'm glad you were able to be there, but I'm sorry it had to happen.

I don't know if there's anything I could actually do, but if you or your family need Kim and I to do anything for you, let us know.

I feel stupid even offering considering the distance, but we'll gladly do anything if we can.

DailyNewsie said...

I'm so sorry to hear that, Mickey. I'm glad you got to see her, though, and I'm glad you'll have those memories of her making little jokes and being happy to be surrounded by her family. Take care of yourself these next few days, and give a holler if you need anything.

The Modern Gal said...

Oh, Mickey. I'm so very sorry.

I'm sure it was a comfort to her to get to be with you and your dad this weekend. I'm thinking about y'all.

Julie said...

You have my sympathies, Mickey. I'm glad you weren't too far away when you got the news. I'm sure it was a great relief to your grandfather to have you and your dad with him.

Stefanie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I'm very glad you got to have that time with her before she went, though. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

hey man just getting cought up on everything. sorry to hear about your grandma but im glad that you and your dad were able to get up there and spend some time with her. let me know if there is anything i can help out with. hope your family have a save trip back and give me a call when you get in town.

hightower

A Free Man said...

Ah, man, I'm sorry to hear that. Best wishes to you and your family.

Blogstiny said...

I am sorry for your loss. I hope you think of all the good times with your grandmother. Peace.

sid said...

sorry to hear. hope you're okay