Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mawmaw has moved on to a better place


My mawmaw (which means "grandma" in southern talk, incase ya didn't know), passed away yesterday morning. She was 86 and in her words, had lived a good life. She had been sick for several weeks. We had gone to visit her when she first when in the hospital a few weeks ago. I'm so glad we got to see her. I wish my boys had been able to know her better, but am grateful that we had been able to visit her more recently. She had 6 children and survived 2 husbands. She was a tough ol' bird, as I like to say. She'd tell it like it was and never held back. I loved her cajun accent (no, I don't have one...) and her gumbo was out of this world! The pic above was taken Christmas Eve 2007 (that's me w/ my oldest son). She helped raise me that first few years of my life since my mom was a rather young mother. I can't imagine her not being around anymore. She's just one of those people who you just felt would be around forever. She was and will always be such an important person in our family. She lost her house in Katrina and was never the same. It's hard when you've had something for over 40 or more years and suddenly it's taken away from you. We'll all miss you so much, Mawmaw!

I'm sure you came here looking for Elzy sneak peeks, but for obvious reasons, I don't have anything for you today. I'll try to work on something later because stamping is therapy for me and boy, could I use some therapy right now. I'm sure the rest of the Elzybelles have lots of goodies for you to drool over, so please go check them out. And after that, go call your mawmaw/grandma/grannie/memaw and tell her how important she's been in your life!!


13 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh Angel... big hugs... know that I am praying for all.

Connie said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Angel..,.you and your family are in my prayers...

Juliana said...

Hugs!!! I am so sorry for your loss. Grandmas (or mawmaws) are such a beautiful gift.
I hope you and your family find comfort.

Dotty said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Blessings to you and your family.

Debi said...

Oh Angel honey I am so sorry. Sending (((HUGS))) and prayers for your family.

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news Angel. My thoughts are with you and your family and this difficult time.
xx :0)

paula said...

Angel, so sorry for the loss in your family. It's been 20 years for both my grandma's and I still miss them sooo much! Big hug, love, paula

Janice M said...

So sorry for your loss.

steph said...

Aww Angel - sorry for your loss :( Thinking of you and your family....

mariaadams said...

I'm so sorry to read the news of your grandma. Hugs and blessings to you and yours, Angel.
Maria xx

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Big hugs for you Angel! I'm so sorry for your loss! I'll be praying for you and your family!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Angel!! I'm sending you and your family hugs and praying for you all!

Ruth Ann said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Angel! She looks like such a sweet and beautiful woman. And look at how beautiful you are! And your handsome DS!

 
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