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Old 08-08-2014, 11:33 PM
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We have known that she hasn't done that well in a while but she has become more isolated, more insulated from us as it got worse. She was in the hospital a few weeks ago-she didn't tell us until 3 weeks after she was out. My father was in Canada on vacation and was concerned because he couldn't' get ahold of either her or my Opa

I talked to her briefly on the phone today. 2 minutes 36 seconds. The last time I spoke to her was in November. I had tried to call on multiple occasions but to no avail. In recent years she really only spoke to my mother on the phone-and even then it was brief. Our conversation wasn't too much of a conversation, it was more of chit chat. She doesn't talk on the phone much anymore, she is in a lot of pain.

I fear that she is truly running out of time, she is at the end zone. She asked about my car and what not and then pivoted right into life

"Have a good day sweetie, make sure you enjoy life, be happy in a life, and stay in good health Garrett, your health is important. You are young sunshine, but as you get older you aren't as strong, you break down, you become like a rose in the sun-you start to wilt away. Make sure you take care of yourself and be happy. I love you- *click*
I am going to write her a letter. We have suspected for a long time she is a lot iller than she has led on. Why she has become more reclusive I don't know. Perhaps to protect herself, or us, or who knows. I have never been dying, I mean truly on the verge of dying like that. Maybe the only way to understand it is to be wilting away.

I just don't want to be one of those people who never got the chance to tell her what I always wanted to. Its just frustrating. I know that she was really sad when we moved to the U.S. I moved down here when I was 2. My self and my sister are her only two grand kids. They have been to the US (not counting Niagara) twice. We only saw them when on summer and one winter vacation. I just wonder if we had never left or if we had moved back like we planned in middle school if things maybe would be different.We would have more memories. Not just with her, but the rest of my family too.

Its just frustrating. I just hope my letter gets to her in time
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:39 PM
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You got to talk to her Awahso.
She told you she loved you.
Hold on to that and any memory you have of her.

Losing loved ones hurts so bad, even if you weren't as close to them as you could have been in recent times.

I do hope your letter reaches her in time too.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:49 PM
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Sorry to hear this Awahso. Treasure the time you had with her.
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:19 AM
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Three Hail Marys have been added to her account...

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Sorry to hear this Awahso. Treasure the time you had with her.
EXACTLY...

I am in no way trying to steal your thunder Awa...

My mom was an orphan so I never knew my grandmother on her side...My dad's mom passed when I was so young that I don't remember her at all...

I'm not mentioning this to depress anyone..I'm simply emphasizing Jackass master's point...When it comes to grandmas, owner of a lonely heart is much better than an owner of a broken heart...

You DO have memories...You CAN look back at the good times...

They are a part of Awahso and always will be...Cherish & embrace them...
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:40 AM
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My prayers are with her and your entire family.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:53 AM
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I was far closer to my grandmother during my childhood and adolescence than I was to my parents. I loved her so much and have felt her presence several times since her passing.

I am sorry you are hurting inside and I hope she responds in some way to your letter. Reach out to her and think about her often when you are sitting quietly.

for you, your family and your grandparents.
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