Hey guys, my last remaining grandparent, who to my estimation is 96, is in the hospital. She’s had Alzheimer’s for quite a few years and the outlook isn’t good. Hospice is evaluating today. Please keep her in your prayers. It’s very sad, but I saw her recently, and got a picture of her with Keeley, and that’s just, it’s not, well, it’s not my grandma, you know? She didn’t know who any of us were, but she said Keeley was a doll and she was aware enough to remember that she did sewing and knitting and that the sweater she was wearing wasn’t ‘nice’ because SHE didn’t make it. I almost laughed. I mean, for something like that to get through, it made me very happy, but..I want her to have some peace, you know? Here’s the generational picture..Me and Keeley, of course, my dad and his mother…



  1. She will be in my prayers. Alzheimer’s is an awful disease, especially for the family who lose the person they know. It’s lovely you have that photo. (hugs)

  2. I was pondering today (before I read this post) that it was 10 years ago that I took my children to Colorado to meet their great grandparents.
    My grandmother spent 15 years in a nursing home, most of it without her mind. It was really really sad, and hard for all of us.

    The picture of your little one with your dad and grandma will become one of your treasures.

    I’m sorry about your grandmother. It’s a sad thing to happen. I am sending good thoughts.

  3. Stacy Wolfmeyer

    You are always in my prayers. Today your entire family is. I have had a great grandmother and Mark’s had a grandfather with Alzheimer’s. It’s pretty much like you already lost that person well before they actually go to be with their Lord, but that doesn’t make the actual physical parting any easier. It’s really like going through it twice. You’ll always feel glad that she and Keeley met and that you saw her one last time shortly before passing. Keep me posted on what’s happening. We’re in Virginia right now (so haven’t been on the internet since Tuesday) and headed to the beach tomorrow. We’ll have internet there, and I’ll check more regularly. Have Matt give you a hug from me, please. And extra big one!

  4. I’m sorry to hear she isn’t doing well. My grandmother died from Alzheimer’s too a few years ago… It sure robs you from your loved ones before they are gone. I’ll keep her in my prayers.

  5. You and your family are in my prayers. As you can see over at Mama Drama, we lost my husband’s Grandfather this week, and we were SO fortunate that he was himself ’til the end and he died peacefully and not attached to any machines.

    May your Grandma have as peaceful a passing. It is a blessing.

    And may you be comforted by her life and legacy and the wonderful times you have had with her.

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