My Grandma…Bernice Isabel McCabe

I’ll never forget the date February 9th, 2008. It’s the date I got the call from my mom saying my Grandma had died. Even though she was 87,  it was a complete surprise to everyone. She was the only Grandma I ever really knew and she was more like an aunt then a Grandma to me! My mom’s an only child and her dad died before I was born so Grandma was always a big part of our family.

I wrote about my Grandma a few months back when she fell, broke her hip and we weren’t sure if she was going to pull through it but, she did. She was doing well! Improving a little more every day but she was still in pain and that’s exhausting.

So many things are going through my head as I plan the trek to Canada. I miss her already but, I can’t wait to see my family and be with people who knew her like I did. It’s weird but I want to be at her house right now…even if it’s to just be around her things.

I’ve dealt with a lot of death through my friends this past year and I’ve learned a lot but, this is different…this time it’s my Grandma. She’s in a much better place and she has no pain now…that is comforting but, I miss her.

I have so many wonderful memories. I went through my photo albums with Matt last night and we laughed and cried together. I know it will be the same when I get to Canada and meet up with the rest of my family. I’m thankful for every moment I had with her and I have tons of memories to hold on to.

I know some of you have experienced grief by losing loved ones…you understand this time of disbelief, shock, confusion, relief, reflection, and so much more. Please think of my family this week and pray for us.

Jen Westpfahl - February 10, 2008 - 7:15 pm

I’m so sorry Noemi. My prayers are with your family.

Cari - February 10, 2008 - 7:33 pm

love you

Cyndee - February 11, 2008 - 12:07 pm

So sorry. Age is a non-issue. It always hurts to lose someone special.

Rachelle Sparks - February 11, 2008 - 12:14 pm

I’m so sorry Noemi for the loss of your grandma, I just lost mine ond Dec 25, 2007 and I miss her more and more each day. My thoughts and prayers are with you family durring this difficult time.

KS Dallas - February 11, 2008 - 1:19 pm

So sorry for your loss. I lost my grandmother in 2000. I still miss her but every now and again, I feel her presence and I know she is still with me.

The one thing that was strange (for a lack of a better word) for me was adjusting to the change of the generations. I no longer have living grandparents. My parents are now the grandparents and I am now the parent.

Anyway, please have a safe trip and know our thoughts are with you.

KS Dallas

katie - February 11, 2008 - 8:22 pm

oh noemi I’m so sorry – thinking of you my friend. Psalm 23

Cecilia - February 12, 2008 - 12:47 am

I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family at this sad time.

EG from MN - February 12, 2008 - 10:09 am

I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you!

Kristen - February 12, 2008 - 10:31 am

I am sorry for your loss. I am praying for you. Isaiah 58:11 says, “The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”

dena - February 12, 2008 - 4:52 pm

I’m so sorry to hear that, Noemi – you & your fam are in my prayers!

Yvette - February 12, 2008 - 8:50 pm

Noemi, know that I love you and am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying for a blessed time in Canada with your family and safe travels. Know that even though you want to be strong (the super-woman that you so often are), your friends want to help you in any way we can. Just ask. Upon your return, please call me so we can schedule a time for you and Matt to have a date and we will take care of Adriah. God bless you and you family during this difficult time.

Theresa - February 15, 2008 - 1:12 am

I will be praying for you and your family. I am so sorry- Much love to you.

Melissa - February 18, 2008 - 5:46 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am praying for you and your family. I am glad you were able to get back home to be with your family.
God Bless!

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