Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sad News

2008 has been a very long and tiring year for me and for my family. In February we lost my maternal grandmother and my sister and I were extremely close to her. That was very difficult for us even though we know she is in a better place and no longer suffering from Alzheimers. She was 89. In October I lost my job after 20 years with the same company due to downsizing and the economy and then this past Sunday my dad's mom passed away. She turned 91 on December 19th but had been in the hospital from a stroke since the 14th. I was so close to my grandparents growing up and this has been extremely difficult to lose both of my grandmas in the same year even if it was not unexpected. She had been living down in Texas with my dad and step mom and they had been taking care of her for the past several years. I'm so thankful they were able to do that. Everyone is on the way to Indiana this week (my poor grandma she hated to fly LOL and now she is flying home)....and I think at this time the viewing is Friday and the funeral is Saturday. I have family coming from Texas and Florida so I don't know how much I'll be online after tomorrow for the rest of the week. Any prayers and good thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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9 comments:

Danni said...

I'm so sorry, Ami. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. {{{hugs}}}

Kimmie0270 said...

Sorry for ur loss

Angela said...

I'm sorry about your grandma! Let me know if I can do anything.

Melinda said...

Major hugs to you Ami! Your family is in my thoughts.

Susan said...

Ami, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. It has been a tough year, but I'm sure that 2009 will be so much better. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,

Susan

Loreen said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Debby said...

I'm so sorry Ami. Hugs & Prayers and wishes that 2009 goes a bit smoother for you & your family.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Thinking of you, Ami. I'm so sorry. Sending big hugs your way!

Cassie said...

oh ami! i am so sorry. i can't imagine how hard it is to lose both of your grandma's in one year. i'm thinking of you and here's a {{{hug}}} from me to you!