Monday, December 13, 2010

last christmas with meemaw

her 3 daughters: barbara, brenda, and bettie

her grand-daughters: christy, denise, sybil, and melanie

her great-grandkids: cooper, courtney, cameron, kenny, taegan, ella, lydian, and kyla,

Sunday, December 12, 2010

r.i.p. meemaw

meemaw passed away this evening a few short hours ago. luckily i was with mom and dad at her bedside when she took her final breaths. of course it was sad, but we were all crying more that she was finally at peace. she was a strong lady and gave this terrible disease a hard fight. i know she's happy to be with her mama and papa and my papaw.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

my meemaw

i'm thinking about my grandmother, who i call "meemaw", today. she's 95, i think, and lives with my mom and dad. she's suffering from alzheimer's. just in the the last few weeks she's taken a turn for the worst. hospice is saying she may not make it through christmas. while i realize that passing is really what's best for her...and my parents who care for her day in and day out, i can't help but feel sad.

this photo is how i hope to remember her. it was taken back in late september. taegan and manuel had tacky day at school, so we raided my mother's house. when my grandma saw the hat manny was going to wear she started giggling. when i realized how funny she thought it was, i put it on her head. she laughed until she was good to see her so happy.

my heart goes out to my mom and dad. i know it must be hard for them to watch her suffer. i have the utmost respect for the sacrifices they make to care for meemaw. they are the world's BEST parents.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

snowflake ball

last night was a night that taegan and manuel will NEVER forget...their 1st school dance!! i didn't chaperone so i don't have any action shots but i will post some as soon as i get them. i can't believe i have children old enough for all this...they both looked so grown up!!