I found out Tuesday that my Granny wasn't doing well. I'm 36 1/2 weeks pregnant and really struggled with what to do. We work nights, so the news came when we were laying down to sleep a little to get back to night schedule. At this point I was in denial and feel asleep crying. We woke up around 1 a.m. and I texted my parents asking if they were in Seminole. Mom called and said everyone was there and they had all said goodbye. It hit me at that moment that I had to make a decision. Do I have Michael drive me to Seminole and try my best to control my body and feelings to keep Noah and I healthy? I couldn't bear the thought of not saying goodbye, so we headed out in the pouring rain to Seminole ER early Wednesday morning. I got to say goodbye and although Wednesday was the hardest, I'm glad we went. She had an ER full of family that loves her!!
One of the earliest memories I have of Granny is going to stay with them during the summer. All of us cousins running around the house hyped up on sugar and nowhere near ready for bed! Granny would try to round us up and read us a bedtime story...but instead she read herself to sleep! Sometimes she would even try to skip pages and us kids knew better and informed her that was NOT how the story goes!
There were many a days on the slippin' slide and Grandpa filming us...oh goodness I don't even want to see! They even had a pool and the coolest tree houses for us to fight over and build on. I'm sure Granny and Grandpa were a little excited when summer ended and they had a little peace and quiet from all of us grandkids.
I even remember days spent at the gyn office. Oh and the park at Seagraves. I was terrified of that big tall tower with the BIG slide! You know, I went by there not too long ago and the park isn't the same. They have new "safer" equipment now. Oh boo!!
I even remember going with Granny to deliver Meals on Wheels a few times. Oh and the many puzzles we did sitting around the kitchen table...and I usually hid the last piece and Granny tricked us all on Christmas with the "last" piece stuck on her elbow. Haha! I guess I didn't get the last piece that time around!!!
I also remember many volleyball games that my Grandparents came to. I think even some little league baseball and little dribblers basketball games too.
My Grandparents raised 6 amazing children that gave them 19 grandchildren. There are MANY memories to my Granny's story. It doesn't stop there...there are also 11 great-grandchildren. Oh and not even there, for there are currently 4 more great-grands in the oven!! She had a wonderful life and was an amazing woman for all of us to grow up under. God entrusted her with many and that is something to be proud of!!
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