My Maternal Grandmother died on October 31, 2007. It wasn't unexpected, she's been ill for a long time now, but how can one really be prepared for such change? News that a person you've never known the world without is gone? News like that always takes you off guard on a Wednesday morning at 8:30.
Yesterday I went to her home to help begin the process of getting her things organized and boxed up so we can all decide what to do with them.....
Moo Moo, as we called her, lived in this home for longer than I've been alive.....we visit on holidays, when something needs to be fixed, to tend to the garden.....I'm dealing with some guilt as I rarely went and visited for the sake of it.
Yesterday was the first time in my life I was ever in her house alone.