December 11th, 2007

Or, more precisely, who’s in the box?

You may remember my Grammie from this wicked picture

I had been going through homemade Christmas cards, hoping to find a design I could use on my banner, when I finally found the picture of my Grammie I had been looking for. I put it aside for much of the day because, people, I had some code issues.

Thanks to J at Life’s Just Beachy, I can switch out my masthead Any.Time.I.Want.To.

While we were exchanging screenshots, I got a call from one of the twin cousins, who had some upsetting news about Grammie. Grammie had just suffered a stroke, and was unresponsive in hospital.

Look carefully at this picture, please. Note the grin. This image was taken 11 years ago. Can you see what she is in?

Early this morning, between midnight and 1:00 am, I felt my anxiety replaced by peace.

I got a message from one of the twins this morning, saying that she was alert and responsive right about that time. Grammie is 95, and I know that she is ready to go now, but I will always want to visit her, to talk to her one more time. I’m so not ready.

I’m so thankful that prayers have been answered for this light of my life. Grammie won’t have to use her coffin yet for anything but storing spare linens.

There is a wonderful /backstory to this Gram and coffin thing, and I promise to tell it. Today, I am going to put my brain on hold for a bit.

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15 Responses to “What’s in the box?”

josey Says:

witchyp–i am so happy grammie’s alert and still kickin :) she seems like a fiesty ole devil!! i LOVELOVELOVE that pix of you and her you linked to–definitely badarses! ha! i am SO HAPPY grammie’s the light of your life and that you share that closeness. i will keep her in my prayers, if you dont mind :)

btw, totally cute banner! i liked the one yesterday,too–with the christmas ornaments spelling out psychicgeek. glad youre having fun decorating! hehe!

witchypoo sez: All the prayers I can get, I want! Thank you so much. It is fun to decorate, but I’m leaving this one alone until January. I need to build a snowman in front of my door to illustrate the season.

enforcer Says:

Witchie- Im so glad your grammie is doing better, deffinately looking forward to the followup story


Angella Says:

Glad to hear she’s OK. Hope you get to see her soon :)

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Old Knudsen Says:

Strength to you and yers.

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nan Says:

Cherish her, go and visit soon! And you will never be “ready”, I learned the hard way! I hope Gran makes a comeback, wit and all.

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Just Beachy Says:

I am so glad that she is better this morning… and, You are so welcome!

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Jenny Says:

I LOVELOVELOVE the spirit she conveys through both pictures you have posted. It makes me want to know a little bit of her. I, too, look forward to the coffin follow-up. Anybody who mocks the coffin in such a way (that IS a coffin, right?) is a force to be reckoned with.

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witchypoo sez: It absolutely is a coffin. I’m surprised nobody else picked up on it yet. My Grammie is a pissah!

Sarcastic Mom Says:

It’s hard to tell that it’s a coffin… or maybe I just need my vision checked!

I’m very glad she came through alright. It’s hard to ever want to let go of those we love!

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Andy Bailey Says:

I’m glad grammie is responsive, I’ll light a virtual candle in my head for you and her…

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kim Says:

you have been tagged….

xxx cheers kim

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JennB Says:

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zoe Says:

glad to here grammie is all good. speaking of headers…i need some major help with mine. gee i bet you are shocked.

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