Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Heavy Thoughts

Twenty ~ A Tribute To My Nana

1. She speaks Italian
2. She is 100% Italian
3. She loved to put lots of garlic in everything
4. She had a TV in her kitchen
5. When you visited, she would do the "bad eye" for you
6. This involved putting a pan of water at your feet and some sort of chanting
7. She always prayed to St. Anthony
8. She had only one child. My dad
9. Her house was always a balmy 85 degrees
10. She had only a third grade education
11. She had three sisters and they were all mean to her
12. Her mother lived with them until she died
13. She liked cats
14. She never learned to drive
15. She would always sit in the back seat and boss the driver around
16. She was married to my Grampy until he died (over 45 years)
17. Her nylons were held up by garters
18. She loved to watch the news
19. I have her favorite doll and carriage
20. This week she turns 100 years old

Right at this moment she is dying of pnemonia. The decision (and not an easy one made by my dad and her doctor) is to let it run its course. Her quality of life has been gone for some time now and it is felt that this is best.

It breaks my heart, this circle of life. I understand but I am sad.


Anonymous said...

Awww man, it's a tough thing to watch, girl.

Sometimes the best decisions are the hardest.

My thoughts are with you and your whole family.

jenny said...

Aw, Mig.

I'll be thinking of you guys...

Sassy said...

Awww..sorry to hear that. Understanding brings out the sadness in us, doesn't it?


Amy said...

My prayers are with all of you, and especially with your grandma, Mig. I pray that the circle of her life won't end here, but that you'll all see each other again one day - where she will be full of joy and life and a new heavenly body!