Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Granny

So this post isn't really about Chloe but it is about my family. My Granny passed away last Friday morning. She was 91 and had been in the hospital for a couple of weeks. I thought I had prepared myself for her death. However, it has hit me really hard. I have always been very close to my Granny (and she was not always the easiest to get along with) However, she loved me. She loved me unconditionally and without fail. She was such a constant in my life and I am having a hard time realizing that she won't be there anymore. In an effort to help myself deal with her death, I am blogging about her. (You are so lucky to be one of my readers!) I thought I would post some pictures of her. Looking at pictures has been very therapeutic for me. So here goes.

<------This picture is of Granny (Louise) and my PaPa (G.T) soon after they were married. 1940 I think.

<-----This picture is of Granny and PaPa on some vacation. I have no idea what year that was. I think she was around 45 or 50? I just love this pic. You will notice in most of the pictures of them, she lays her head on his shoulder. So sweet!

This is Granny being goofy. I think this was in St. Augustine at the old jail. ------->

This is just a pretty one of her walking down the street. I think this is in Macon in the 50's or maybe the 40's.

She loved Chloe so much and was so proud of her. At her funeral service one of the preachers said that Granny talked about Chloe all the time. She was constantly showing him pictures and telling him all about her. On a side note, that same pastor told my mom before the service that Granny talked about me and Chloe everytime he visited. He said that she was so proud of me, my faith in God, our love story, and our baby Chloe. He said that she often showed him pictures of our wedding or the baby and just talked about us. It makes me tear up just thinking about it. How about a funny Granny story for you all. This used to be so embarassing to me. :-) Many of you who know Ryan and I in real life know that we saved ourselves for marriage. Well, Granny just thought this was wonderful and loved to tell everyone that she knew. I had made this committment many years ago. When I would come to visit Granny at the assistive living homes and nursing home she would always introduce me like this...."Hi Mrs. Whoeveryouare, This is my granddaughter Christi. (in a whispered tone) She is saving herself for marriage" Mind you I am standing there and can hear her. What exactly was I supposed to say. I always just smiled and let her have her fun. She even did this with the old men who lived in the homes. That was really fun! Once Ryan came along she added him to the equation and just told everyone about us both! Ok, enough personal and slightly embarassing stories for today!

Now for my favorites. We were able to have Granny over here at the house twice since moving back to Perry. She came to our Memorial Day cookout and then she was her for Chloe's first b-day. Here are those priceless pictures!

Notice is the last picture where it looks like Chloe is pinching Granny's arm. It looks like that because Chloe was pinching Granny's arm. :-) She was playing with her skin. It was so cute.


Jason, Erin, and Ella said...

How precious! What a great post!

Christi said...

Thanks so much!