Sunday, July 25, 2010

A time to keep silence

My beloved grandmother, Nana Betty, passed away on July 16.  We had always been close and through the last years of her life, we were even closer.  It was a privlege to care for her and recipricate all the comfort and love she had given throughout her life.  She would have been 90 on August 9; I thought I would have a little more time with her and still can't believe she is gone.  The blessing in all this is that she did not suffer, was never in pain, and wasn't even on any medication.  She just went to sleep and passed on and for this, I am grateful to God.

My oldest dog Paddie is now sick.  Something is attacking her immune system, her red blood count is low, she is uanble to eat much and is very weak.  The vet is hoping it is a tick borne problem and we are waiting for more test results.  She is almost 13 years old and I am hoping that I can have her just a little longer.  Ultimately, her comfort is the most important thing. 

Please know that is why I  am quiet right now.  It is just my time to keep silence.

11 comments:

bettyp said...

So sorry to hear of her passing but what a blessing to go that way!! She must have been a great person !! Please don't feel like you need to reply to this comment .I will repect your silence :(

Karen said...

My condolences on the passing of your dear grandmother.

Hopefully Paddie will be well very soon.

Sandra :) said...

I'm sorry about Nana, but I'm glad that it was peaceful and pain free. I'm so sorry about Miss Paddie too - I hope it's just a temporary and easily solved problem, and that she's around with you and the boys for a while longer!

Dawn said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It sounds like your grandmother was a wonderful lady and lived a good long life!

I hope the vet can help Paddie! It's so hard when our pets get older.
Big hugs for you!
Dawn

曹彥均曹彥均 said...

It is easier to get than to keep it.......................................................................

Allie said...

(((((((((((Mickie)))))))))))))) I'm so, so sorry hon. You take all the time you need to grieve, sweetie. I'm praying for Paddie too.

Martha said...

It's so sad to lose someone close to you, but it also must be comforting that she lived a long life and died peacefully.

I hope Paddie is feeling better soon -- it's so hard to see your pets not feeling well and I find the waiting for test results thing to be very stressful.

Hope we have good news from you in your next post.

于庭吳 said...

人類的聰明,並非以經驗為依歸,而是以接受經驗的行程為依歸。..................................................

萬建彰宇 said...

Make hay while the sun shines...................................................

文王廷 said...

當最困難的時候,也就是離成功不遠的時候。..................................................

Miss Jean said...

Sending angel wings to hold you and the Lord to comfort you.