Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It's over.

FCBMom has passed. It happened shortly before 7am this morning. I know she was just waiting to go home to die. She didn't want to be in a home or a hospital. The last time I saw her on Thursday she was sitting up in bed and smiling and remembered my name. That was the last time my daughter saw her. She was more like normal Grandma then than at any other time in the last couple of months. It was the last rally before she went to be with her husband in the ever after.

Yesterday morning, looking down out of the window of the hotel room (we are in Orlando on spring break Disney trip), Punk said, "Look Mommy, there's Grandma down there!"

I asked her if Grandma was waving at her.

"No Mommy, she is going away."

This morning I got a phone call at 6:50am. It was FCB calling to tell me it just happened.

Punk jumped out of bed and went to the window of our hotel (a different one than the night before which is a long story for another post), looked down and said, "Ooh look Mommy! There are footprints!"

I asked her if she saw Grandma.

"No Mommy, the footprints are Grandma's and Grandpa's and they are going away."

She never met her grandfather. He died a couple of weeks after I found out I was pregnant.

Somehow I don't think I am going to have to explain to her what happened to Grandma.

I think she just already 'gets' it.

I am glad I was able to give the woman 5 years of happiness with her only granddaughter.

R.I.P. Adrienne. You are finally without pain, and reunited with your Love. You are home.


Chantelle said...

I am sorry to hear that she has passed, but with the people who were bickering over her, it seems like she has gone on to a better place. You are a wonderful person for being with her as much as you were in her last few weeks.

Isn't it amazing sometimes how much our kids know? I hope you and Punk have a wonderful rest of your trip. You deserve it the relaxation and fun! :)

ChiTown Girl said...

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I have always believed that children have a sixth sense about these kinds of things. I'm glad Punk was able to see her grandma one last time, and has a happy memory of that day.

The Girl Next Door said...

I too am sorry for your loss, even if it does seem better that her pain is gone. and Punk? Amazing. Kids do seem to "get" more than we give them credit for. Enjoy your trip and the Punk. You deserve it.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Apparently she is much better off right now...she is in Disney with her lost love. How great is that?
I never pictured Heaven as Disney before....
that little amazing!!!
Take care-Suz

Anonymous said...

(((Hugs to you))) and wishes for peace in the coming days


One Reader said...

I'm sorry.



I'm so sorry for your family's loss.

Also, you have one very perceptive and special daughter. :)

tysgirl said...

I'm sorry for your loss. She was lucky to have you looking out for her!

Feisty Irish Wench said...

Heh, the really funny thing...she died on April Fool's Day.

and my word verf: micier ....

MrsSoersdal said...

Aw, that's very sweet and very sad and also just the most natural thing in the world.

Robin Costello (Delswife) said...

((hugs)) I am so sorry for your loss.

Deanna said...

Kids see things we adults don't bother to look for and are foolish enough to think are silly.
So sorry for your loss.