Rob's mom, Janice (or beloved 'Mee Maw' as our kiddos refer to her) passed away yesterday. Rob and I had received word around noon that she probably only had days or maybe weeks to live, but we were all hopeful she'd receive a liver transplant that would allow her body to heal.
We packed up and headed to Washington as soon as we could, but were told that she was slipping away and probably wouldn't make it until we got there. By the time we had reached Portland we got the news that neither of us were prepared to hear. She had passed away.
It still seems so unreal. She's everywhere. Things that she made, gifts that she gave, grandkids that she adored. Yet, she's not here, and she won't be here again. Our world's have changed in an instant. But thankfully, so has hers. She's in heaven with Jesus and her body is healed--her pain is gone. Selfishly I want her here with us so badly, but she was ready to go.
She'll be missed terribly. We have so many great memories with her, and she was such a great grandmother to our kids. I will always cherish so much about her and her life... I just wish we'd had more time with her!
We are enjoying time with family as we make preparations for her memorial service. It will be on Tuesday, feel free to email me or leave a comment if you want more info on that.
Please keep our family in your prayers, especially Carmin (Heempaw as he's referred to in our house). It's heart-wrenching to lose a parent, but I can't imagine how much more difficult it is to lose a spouse.
We love you Heempaw, and thank you for being so good to Mee Maw, you've been wonderful husband, care-taker and friend to her.
Mee Maw, I'm pretty sure there isn't internet access in heaven, but just in case there is, please know that you are missed and loved dearly by so many people, especially those inside Robyn's Nest. We love you!