Monday, February 9, 2009

Not what you'd call a good weekend

In the midst of an already disappointing weekend, we got the sad news that DH's grandmother passed away on Saturday night. I can only describe her as the quintessential Grandma: kind, nurturing, gentle, loving, and happy. She was always quick with a smile and a hug, interested to hear how life was treating you. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that her heart was made of pure sugar, that's how sweet she was. DH's grandfather passed away more than 20 years ago, and our consolation is that they are together again, peaceful and content in Heaven.

DH is leaving for the funeral in Michigan on Wednesday -- my birthday -- and will return on Saturday afternoon. After serious consideration, we decided it would be best for me and Bean to stay here. So not only will I not get to pay my last respects to Grandma, but it will just be me, the baby, and the pooch celebrating the last year of my 20s. I can't wait to see what they have planned. As I had already expected to mope around on my birthday due to Other Stuff weighing on me (which I won't go into here because it seems tacky after mentioning the loss of Grandma), the situation is really working out toward that end. If anyone wants to come to my pity party, the invite is open!


Kristina P. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your GMIL!

I hope you still have a delightful birthday!

Sara said...

I am so sorry to hear about DH's grandmother! I remember you mentioning what a neat lady she was; how she was the perfect grandma. We'll be thinking of you both this week.

I hope the other stuff you mentioned is not too serious, C. A birthday without your DH is bad enough. I know we haven't talked in ages, but if you ever want to chat, just give me a call at home. Or let me know and I'll call you.

Take care, both of you!

Michelle said...

I am so sorry about dh's grandmother and I am sorry he won't be there for your b-day. I hope you do have a Happy one! I am sure the bean and the pooch have something amazing planned. :)


Soxy Deb said...

I got the chips, dips, chains and whips!! What time does it start??

You know if I was closer, I would take you and the Bean out and we'd party like it was 1999.

Did I just show my age? Crap.

I'm so sorry to hear about DH's grandma. Everyone should be so lucky to have such a sweet woman to call grandma. And as you said, she's with her soulmate again, so you know she's happy.

Jen said...

I'm so sorry about your DH's grandmother. We've lost a few grandparents over the past two years, so I can relate. Sorry about the timing with your birthday too. If you need cheering up you can always swing by my place and help me unpack. Oh wait...that wouldn't be cheerful at all :(

lisawitt said...

Oh C, so sorry to hear about Grandma! Your DH and his family will be in my thoughts....

As for the birthday, bummer about being w/o DH on top of everything. But hey, 30 aint that bad so 29 wont be either ;-) ok, I totally forgot that you and Z share a birthday! too bad you arent down in sunny texas...I have the day off tomorrow, we could hang out!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. You and your family will be be in our prayers. Love, Aunt Lynn and family