Monday, February 21, 2011

We Wished Her Well

Bill's sweet grandmother, Gladys, passed away on Friday. She was 99 years young! We went to Maryland today for her funeral. We were really nervous to talk to Lily about today. Our neighbor's dog died the day before Imogene was born, and I'm still not 100% sure that she understands what happened. So we talked to Miss Pam a little bit, and decided to tell her that Grandma Sigler lived for a very, very long time, but it was time for to go live with God. We told her that we were going to Maryland to tell Grandpa Roy & Carol how sorry we were, because we will all miss her, and that we will wish Grandma Sigler well, and Grandpa Roy and Carol well too. She asked virtually no questions - just curious as to who was going to live in "her office." (Grandma Sigler lived in a nursing home, and so that must have looked like an office to Lily.) We went to the funeral home, but I took the girls out and about during the service and burial. I just wasn't ready for all that and Lily! She was very sweet to everyone, and she told both Bill and I that she planned to have her class "wish Grandma Sigler well" at school tomorrow. I think that would have made sweet Gladys very tickled!

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