|at our wedding ~ December 2011|
With her age and recently failing health, my heart sank knowing a fall would certainly cause complications for her.
I waited for an update and prayed that she would be heading home after getting checked out, but as the day progressed and tests were run it was clear that she wouldn't be recovering from this.
She was bleeding internally, but was in so much pain that she requested that no more tests be run. Due to her heart failure and age, they wouldn't be able to do surgery anyway.
On Tuesday, the doctor cautioned us that she may not make it through the night so I made the decision to head to Maryland. I was going to drive myself down Wednesday morning, but my Daddy offered to drive up and pick LG and I up Tuesday night.
So I packed a bag and took a dress for the funeral just in case.
When I arrived at the hospital on Wednesday, Mamal was sleeping. She woke up to greet me with a smile on her face. I was so thankful that I made it in time.
She looked at LG and said, "Hi, Londyn Grace!" Later, while standing by her bed, she looked up at me and said, "I Love You!" That alone was worth the trip.
Wednesday afternoon she was transferred to my Mom Mom's (grandmother) house under hospice care.
We spent Wednesday through Friday there and though she slept most of the time, I was just so grateful to have those days with her.
I know I am incredibly blessed to have had 26 years with my great grandmother and to have lived twenty minutes from her for the first 24 years of my life! I count it a privilege to call her one of my greatest friends!
As we drove back to NJ Saturday evening, the tears started flowing as the reality of not having Mamal here much longer sunk in.
|I love this picture SO much!|