I debated for a while whether to acknowledge this on my blog or not, since I don't really delve into very many personal subjects, but I felt like I'd be lying if I didn't mention it at all. My grandmother passed away earlier this week, so it's been a bittersweet Thanksgiving week for me.
Her health started going downhill this spring. She bounced between the ICU, the hospital, and rehabilitation, and for a while it looked like she might have gotten out completely but it didn't last too long. She was 93, but you never would have guessed it. She was so youthful in spirit and incredibly sharp. So, in a way I am relieved that she's no longer suffering; the past few months have been rough for her and it was awful to see her in that condition.
I don't think it's really hit me yet that she won't be around any more. She was an extraordinary woman and will truly be missed.