This week's prompt is:
When I read the prompt, of course, my first thought was "Come Let us Adore Him", since it is the Christmas season. But that is not what is flying from my fingertips tonight. We have had another death strike out family today. And I am feeling a deep sadness as I type. My granddaughter, Paige, lost her other grandmother this afternoon. Sherri was only 59 years old and she suffered a major, fatal heart attack this afternoon at home. Sherri has suffered from diabetes for many years and was on home dialysis. So while her death was not hugely unexpected it was certainly a sad shock.
Paige called this evening crying and wanted to come to my house. She is here while her mom, Sherri's only child, is dealing with the issues that have to be dealt with at this horrible time. Paige was adored by this grandmother. She was her only grandchild. I can remember when Paige was born how Sherri glowed anytime she talked about Paige. It was as if she had given birth herself. My heart is breaking tonight, not only for my former daughter-in-law, but for Paige who has lost two beloved grandparents in less than 5 months. The days ahead will be grim for her. And I hope that in some small way we can ease her pain a bit. Rest in peace my friend. And say hello to Richard for us.
|Sherri and Tom 2010|
|Paige with Sherri and Tom at her 8th grade graduation|