Archive for April 20th, 2008
We returned from my grandma’s funeral Saturday. It was a busy week. Luckily I was feeling well most of the time. Just a little tired. I have chemo again tomorrow, so it won’t last long. The first week after chemo is always difficult. I feel sick for the first few days and then I am dog tired for the rest of the week until my white blood count comes back up.
Grandma’s funeral was beautiful. I delivered part of the eulogy and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the church when I finished. I prayed hard to God before I went up to the pulpit to give me my voice and help me to make it through the eulogy without crying. I just wanted to do my Grandma’s memory justice.
She wore a Navy blue suit and they did a good job at the funeral home making her look like she did when she was healthy. There were lots of lovely flowers sent by family and friends and of course the flowers that were part of the funeral. Her casket was dark blue and the interior was white. There were over 100 people at the funeral and the viewing the night before. It was good to talk to family and friends that we haven’t seen in years.
After the funeral we went to the nursing home to drop off some flowers and cake as a thank you for taking good care of my Grandma. As we stood at the nursing station at the funeral home we could all see into Grandma’s room. It was all cleaned out of her personal effects and there were cleaning products all over the floor. We all just stood there and looked at her empty room remembering what it looked like when she was in there. It somehow made her passing seem final. It was sad to see her room so empty. Room 11.
We discovered something strange after the funeral was over. She used to live in Apartment 11 before she went into the nursing home. When she was in the nursing home, her room was number 11. Finally, she died on April 11th. Not sure what the significance of 11 is, but there must be something there.
I had several requests for a copy of my eulogy. I will put a copy of it on my blog some time in the next few days. Thank you all for sharing my love for my Grandma.
Round three of chemo starts tomorrow. I will only have 5 rounds left after tomorrow. Please pray that chemo isn’t too difficult this time.
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