I'd call tonight.
I'd just like to make sure that grandpa is ready and looking his best. I'd just like to tell him that his sweetheart is coming to see him soon.
We got the news today that my grandmother has a few months, at the most, to spend with us here in this life. Alzheimer's disease has taken it's toll. It's done just about as much damage as it can do to her here. But, Alzheimer's disease cannot follow her into heaven...for there's no pain or sorrow there.
As all the preparations are made, and Hospice begins to prepare to help us with this journey, I can't help but find comfort in the words my grandmother spoke today as my mom and aunt was bathing her and getting her dressed to eat dinner. She softly spoke, 'It won't be long, and I won't have to hurt like this anymore, and I won't have to be like this. I'll be okay.'
And, she will be okay...grandpa's waiting...probably with a smile on his face.
If I don't visit your blogs or post as often as normal, it's because I will be doing much traveling from Louisiana to Texas in the next several weeks. I don't want my mother to have to face all this without me being beside her as much as possible. I want to be there with her, and I want to spend as much more time as I can with my grandmother. Oh, how I miss not living just a couple of blocks from her right now!