Monday, January 15, 2007

Heaven

How do you tell a two year old that someone who has become such a part of her life will no longer be around? I told Aubie that I really needed to tell her something. I said, "Aubie, Mimi went to Heaven" and she said, "hebb'n?" I said, "Yes, Mimi went to Heaven. So, we won't see her around here anymore. We won't see her again until we go to Heaven." And she said, "Ok, Mommy" as though I had just told her to quit jumping on the furniture. She knew it was something serious, but it didn't really make sense. But I understand, in a way. It really hasn't sunk in yet. I know I saw her lying there--she died at a few minutes till 6:00--but it hasn't really hit me completely. Just in waves. I think of one more thing that I'll miss about her, and it makes me cry all over again. I feel like the hardest times are coming, though. Like when I'll go to the Forsyth Rd. Kroger, and it will just be groceries for me and David and Aubie. Or driving home from school and Aubie will say, "I wan' go see Mimi." Things like that are what I'm dreading. Thank you for your prayers, we really appreciate them.

3 comments:

Stephen and Renee said...

Your grandmother was a precious woman. All in the Douglas/Horne clan are sorely wounded by the loss of her, and can only imagine how her actual family must feel. Knowing she's in a better place doesn't remove the sense of loss in our own earth-bound lives, but I hope it is some comfort, nonetheless.

Prayers for your strength and comfort.

kev said...

We're praying for you and your entire family.

Josh H. said...

Lyndsay and I will miss her. She has always been so kind to us when we've been at her house.

We have been praying for all of you as well.