sweet sorrow

started writing this post last sunday. it's been pretty hard to finish it.

my beautiful grandma hammond passed away last week. after being told for several months that she was only suffering from allergies, the doctors finally found what they had missed all along: cancer. she was supposed to start chemo. we talked about what cute haircuts she could get before she lost all her hair. and then monday they said terminal. four weeks. hospice. and pulled the rug out from under everyone. we planned on going up to see her one last time before we went to new york. but by wednesday she had gone.

it was hard to be at her house in idaho over the weekend. to see the stacks of unopened get-well-soon cards and mother's day gifts. the scattered sewing projects around the house. thinking that at any moment she would walk around the corner and ask if we wanted a soda pop. and hear her say "well i'll be darned" after i finished telling her a story.

the funeral was perfectly simple and quiet - just like her. 

i wish i could give her one more hug. tell her how much i love her. how grateful i am for her strength and example despite all the heartache she was put through.



  1. Sara- I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like one of those amazing Grandmas. I haven't lost one of my Grandmas yet, but I lost both of my Grandpas and I know this feeling all too well. My prayers are with you and your family. Love you!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family will be in my prayers today.

  3. So sorry you have to go through this :( You and your family will be in our prayers

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about this! When I lost my grandparents it was so hard on me! I'm so sad they're gone, but it's so good that they're home. Just remember that if you have a hard time! I'm sorry, though!!

  5. Oh Sar. Such a hard thing. I'm so sorry.


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