Friday, August 21, 2009

Kinda Weird....

So my great aunt Durly died tonight. I don't really feel much other than "weird". That's the best I can explain it. It's sad and I especially feel bad for my grandma and grandpa. When my mom called me it was a little surreal. She's here one minute and the next she's gone. Not that long ago she was just a name. I had met her when I was a very young child but I have no memory of it. When she moved into my grandparents home back towards the beginning of the year, is when she became a "real" person to me. There's a face with a name now and though I didn't know her very well, I still knew her. I don't know how to put it into words and this probably doesn't make any sense but I felt I needed to write.

It's a blessing to have such good people in this world. I'm thankful for the Pidcocks willingness to go over and give my grandma a blessing in her time of need. While Durly was just her sister in law, she had become somewhat of a companion to my grandma and she is taking it very hard.

I'm trying to find the positive in all of this and this is what I've come up with: her temple work can now be done since my grandfather is really her only living family, her health was continually declining and she hadn't been well for awhile so now she can be at peace and not in pain. While it's not a long list, it's a start. I hope that with time my grandma will be able to find peace and not remember coming home and finding her sister in law not breathing and somehow feel somewhat responsible.

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