Sunday, February 10, 2008

My Grandmother

Dear friends, I wanted to let you know that my grandmother, whom I called Amma, passed away today. I promised my grandmother, years ago, that I would officiate at her funeral. This brought her great peace. It is one of those promises that you hope never to fulfill.

I have been given permission from my doctors to fly, though I am not looking forward to it. I have made all the appropriate "handicapped" provisions: wheelchair on departure and arrival, special seating on the plane, note on my ticket. I hope all goes well, physically, so that I can be present, emotionally.

Illinois friends, I wish I could see you on this trip! Will have to be sure to come out again, soon, for a good reason.

Wishing you all the best, and hoping that you had good memories with your grandparents. Now that my Amma is gone, I have no more living grandparents. Yet, I am confident, they will always live on, in my memory, in my heart, and in my soul.


MJP said...

You and your family are in our prayers. Safe travels, and good luck officiating.

ZILLA said...

Deepest sympathy during this sad time, Marci. I'm very sorry for your loss, but know you're going to make Amma proud. Safe travels, safe return, we'll leave thee light on for you.

Sarene said...

My deepest condolences, hon. What an honor, though, to be officiating at her funeral. I wish I could be there to see it. Good luck in your travels and give my best to your family.

BipolarLawyerCook said...

Holding you and your family in the light. I am sure you will perform beautifully.

The Egel Nest said...

Our condolences...may she rest in peace!


Hope your travels are safe and we will catch you next time around :)

The Egel Nest

Sue Urban said...

Marci, I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. You are a brave, strong granddaughter to be able to honor your grandmother by officiating the service. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

I also just caught your older post and read that you fell... That must have been pretty scary. I hope you are ok.

Just a side note- be prepared that you might "beep" when you go through security at the airport. I don't typically beep domestically, but I did internationally. I think it depends on how sensitive their sensors are. Which means the sensors in the US are not as high...? Yikes. Anyway, I hope you won't have any problems and I hope you have a safe flight without too much physical discomfort.

Phyllis Sommer said...

may her memory be for a blessing. travel safely, my friend.

p.s. i recently did a family funeral. everyone will just love your presence more than anything. know that you are the most precious gift to the whole family at this moment.

Cooper said...

My condolences. Will keep you in my prayers.

i beati said...

a very good thing- b e careful and at peace.. sandy

Bradley's Mom said...


Please accept our condolences at this time of sorrow.

We are sorry for your loss, and wish you good health and strength. May you be blessed with fond memories of your grandma.


Skittles said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. My prayers are with you.

Shan said...

I am sorry I haven't stopped by before now. I am so sorry about your loss. I lost my gradma nine years ago and I remember how heartbroken I was. I hope you had a safe trip and that you remmeber her fondly.

Jerseygirl89 said...

I'm so sorry about your Grandma, though I'm sure your service will be beautiful. And safe and comfortable flights.

The Egel Nest said...

Just dropped by again to say that I hope your travels have been safe and that you will let us know how you are doing soon :)

The Egel Nest