Thursday, October 16, 2008

A time to remember....

As time passes, so do we. This curse of death once again rears its head and strikes. Sometimes it is someone unknown to us... and other times.. sadly, it strikes close to home. Well, This is the case here with the passing of my grandmother after a long drawn out battle with Alzheimer's. She passed peacefully last night (Wednesday) at Fairbanks Memorial hospital. Her will to live kept her fighting for the absolute last moment and died with dignity. It has been said by several members of hospital staff to my mom that loved ones often hang on to life as long as someone that they care for is by their side. This was indeed the case here. Mom had spent 7 hours by her side, watching over her... caring for her.... when finally from recommendations by hospital staff, reluctantly and tiredly worked her way home. Not 30 min after getting home... "the call" came in. Grandma had finally passed away peacefully and seemed to not have experienced any pain. Grandma had fought with all her might all her life.. never gave up.. and sure did not in her last hours.

The support mom has received has been so wonderful. From the hospital staff (food service, nursing, housekeeping etc.) , the church, friends, and family, I have not had to worry about people looking after mom in this hour. As of right now, we are beginning to work out the final details about the funeral which is to be held in Colorado Springs, CO. It is my intentions (and my wife's) to go to this funeral and say our final goodbye until we see her in heaven someday.

One way, the trip will take us about 13hours to drive from Missoula to just south of Denver. The drive will be a new trip for us and we wont get any sightseeing in. But at least we will know the route to my other grandparents come Christmas if all goes well. Please keep us all in prayers as we deal with these things.

I am sorry again that no photos have been posted... we have been busy and especially now... will have little time for the next week.. I will get some soon.
Until a happier note...



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