Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Unbelievably Touching

I went to visit my Grandmother after work today. She lives an hour away so It's not always easy to just stop by. We had a wonderful visit and I honestly wish I could have stayed longer. While we were at dinner tonight we did a lot of talking as usual. We mostly talk about my Pop whom we miss terribly. Then we started to talk about my CF when I was a baby.

My Grandmother told me that when her mother was extremely ill and on the verge of passing away I was just being diagnosed with CF and was very sick still at the age of 5 months. My future unclear and life expectancy not to reach 14 years old. And when my mother asked it I was going to die, the nurse replied to her "Not Today!" All of this I've known and we've talked about before. However Granny told me tonight that when my Great Grandmother passed away my Granny wrote her a letter and put it in her sleeve at her funeral "to go to Heaven with her." The note was asking her to please watch over me and to take care of me, and keep me healthy due to my having CF. I felt so overwhelmingly touched that I was completely speechless. At the age of 29 and a half I've never known this story, about this letter.

I just wanted to share such a touching story that I learned of tonight. And thank those that are watching over us....


niki36 said...

What a sweet story! Glad you had such a nice visit with your grandma, she sounds lovely =)

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Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

That's so touching and sweet...someone is DEFINITELY watching over you.


Heidi said...

that is so neat! I miss my grandmas...they are both gone. One grand mother was diagnosed with brain cancer literally one month after my wedding and was gone within 2 months; the other one died from complications of heart problmes and diabetes. I miss them so much. Enjoy your visits with your gram!

Kristen said...

Awww...that is so sweet!