This post will be a bit uncharacteristic of this blog, normally I like to keep my personal life well personal.
My grandparents raised me since I was about three years old, after both of my parents more or less abandoned me. They raised me and we remained really close even I went away to college and eventually got married and had a kid. We saw my grandparents practically every day and when we didn’t see each other we were on the phone, saying we were close is an understatement. My daughter and my grandmother were inseparable. We all went to Disney World together this past June. Even though my grandparents were pushing 80 they were still both very active.
My grandmother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a little over a month ago, I put my life on hold to go take care of her. I literally called off of work, packed a backpack full of clothes for me and zilla and didn’t look back. Mr.Klein even brought our Christmas tree out to the house explained to the zilla that Santa broke his ankle and he would be unable to climb the five flights of stairs up to our apartment but he could slide down the chimney at Gramma’s house so we are able to celebrate a final Christmas together as a family. The day after Christmas my grandmother was hospitalized for what was initially believed to only be a few days but turned into her being moved to the hospice section of the hospital, the cancer had spread to her liver. Her condition rapidly deteriorated and she passed away early Monday morning. I’m still in shock, my heart is broken. I’m trying so hard to keep everything together right now.
The wake was earlier tonight and the funeral is tomorrow. I may not be home for at least a few weeks still as my grandfather is pretty lost without my grandmother so we are staying with him for now.
With everything that has been going on between my grandmother being sick and family drama honestly posting here has been the last thing on my mind. I’ll try and get caught up here soon but it just hasn’t been a huge priority for me and for that I’m sorry.