Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Thank You and Happy New Year!!

You are the best friends! Thank you so much for all of your prayers, kind words and encouragement! I posted my note about Grandma late Saturday night and when I woke early Sunday morning there were already many, many comments and emails from friends waiting. Thank you!

It is difficulte to say good-bye to Grandma yet at the same time I know she is so much better off. Her body had failed greatly in the past month so for her it is a blessing that now she is at peace and no longer in pain.

As always, God's timing was perfect. I am so thankful that He allowed my mom and her brothers and sisters to spend a lot of time with Grandma over the past month. Each of them had the opportunity to be with her, tell her how much they love her and then allow her to go when she needed to.

The last time I was with Grandma was last Wednesday when my mom, dad and I went to visit her. She didn't wake up during our visit but we still talked to her, laughed as we relived many of the fun times we'd shared together and just celebrated being with her. It was so hard to say good-bye that day as I felt it really could be the last time that I saw her alive and it was. Thank you Lord for allowing me to say good-bye to Grandma and spend this time with her!

Visitation will be tomorrow and the funeral on Thursday morning. I was hoping to travel back to Windsor today but it looks like the weatherman has other plans! See that pretty red line of snow storms? That's the exact path I need to drive. Oops!

It's a 5 hour drive in good weather so I won't be tackling that one today. It is supposed to clear overnight so hopefully I'll be on my way early tomorrow morning. It will be a quick trip as I return home Thursday night and we leave for Disney Friday afternoon. Talk about a roller-coaster of emotions this week! I love that after this difficult time this week Rebecca, Sharon, Victoria and I will have an opportunity to be at the 'Happiest place on earth.' Grandma would want us to have a good time and we will!

I hope you all had a great evening celebrating and welcoming in 2008!! Oh how I hope to see sweet Hannah's face in 2008 but if not, just knowing this is the year that she will be born is causing my heart to flutter this morning. Happy New Year Everyone!!!


  1. Still thinking about you and holding you close in my heart.

  2. Happy New Year C...
    this year will be better than the last.

  3. Happy New Year. I'm so hoping that this will be the year for You and your sweet gal! I'm praying really hard about it.

  4. Thinking of you and your family. Be safe. Know that we are all thinking of you.

    Keep smilin!

  5. Happy New Year. Have a safe trip to Disney- wish I was going- Have fun!

  6. I'll be thinking of you. Happy New Year my friend!

  7. Once again, I'm so sorry Catherine. I wish there was someway to make things better for you. I do wish you and your family a happy new year. I hope this is the year get to see your precious Hannah.

  8. happy new yr Catherine!
    WD world.... lucky you. Tell Mickey and Minnie and Donald I say hi :)

  9. Happy New Year to you too, Catherine, and safe travels!

  10. Oh Catherine, I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandma. Big hugs and best wishes on that drive.

  11. Sorry for your loss! Let's hope this year is much better. Be safe on those roads this week.

    I see you are from Canada. Are you by chance a hockey fan?

  12. Happy New Year my friend. If I don't talk to you before Friday, have a great trip. Looking forward to seeing you soon and hearing all about it.

    Love ya.


  13. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Have a safe trip to Windsor.

    I miss you and am thinking of you. Hugs! My friend.

    Love you.

  14. You remain in my prayers Catherine, I hope her service is beautiful and brings back the best memories of her life for you...
    God Bless You in this new year my friend.

  15. OH Yes, she would want you to go on your trip and have a good time!! That's what my dad wanted to!! He said "Don't cry over me!"

    Go to Disney and don't miss the Peter Pan Ride! It was the boy's favorite!

  16. Hugs to you my sweet friend. I am sorry to be so belated but am just now catching up.

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    May 2008 bring us ALL better days.

    Much love.

  17. So sorry to hear about your grandma. I hope you have a better 2008.

  18. I was so sorry to read about your grandmother Catherine. It is a blessing when you get the chance to say goodbye.
    Wishing you happiness and Hannah in 2008!

    Oh, and I should mention I am so very jealous about your trip! (my DH doesn't think we should take Ran to Disney for at least a couple more years - ugh!)

  19. Catherine,
    My deepest sympathy to you on your Grandmother's passing. Thinking of you and keeping your family in my prayers.

  20. Hello my beautiful friend - I've been so bad in keeping up with blogs over the holidays, and I'm so sorry to come here and hear about your grandma - my deepest condolences to you sweetie. And yes, what a blessing it was that the entire family got to spend time with her this holiday.

    Just wanted to wish you a fabulous 2008; this year is sure to be a great one! I just know it!

  21. Dear Catherine,

    I just came to your blog and see that you've also just lost your grandmother. I feel a special kinship with you at this time as we both have lost our dear grandmothers. I like to think that they are looking after our daughters for us until we can bring them home.

  22. Hope you are doing better and that your family continues to pull together during this difficult time.
    Wishing you happiness in 2008!

    LID 01/27/06

  23. Just found you today... Happy New Year, from one single Mama to another!!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...