Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Great Grandma Eva

It has been a difficult week. We lost Jesse's grandmother a week ago last Tuesday. She was a dear, sweet, wonderful woman; the quintessential grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

I have been searching frantically for the pictures I took of Isaac, Nathan and Anna with grandma Eva this past Christmas and have found, to my complete dismay, that they appear to have been eaten by my rotten computer. I so wish I could post a picture with this post.

Isaac and Nathan are very sad and tell us often how much they will miss her. We are trying to gentle them through this and help them understand that death is real and permanent while balancing the fear and sadness by explaining that grandma Eva is now with Jesus and she is very happy.

This is one of those parenting moments that I just did not sign up for. I hope we do a good job.

Anna asked me today while I was rocking her down for her nap if she could see grandma Eva later in the evening.

In truth, I have almost as limited experience with loosing a loved one to death as my children do. This has been a learning experience for everyone in the S house.

We said goodbye today and will now attempt to move on. We are a little bit sadder, a little bit wiser and a lot more appreciative for each moment we have with those we love.

Love to you all.


Teacher Mary said...

Sounds like you are doing a good job of explaining! Depending on age it is hard to gauge how much they will understand. You & Jesse are doing a good job! Keep it up!

M3 said...

Oh I'm so sorry. Sending good thoughts.