Monday, December 29, 2008

Visit with Gram

I got an unexpected phone call this morning asking if I wanted off of work and I jumped at the opportunity!!! So we decided to go and spend the day with my grandma! Just a little update since I haven't been able to....she is now at home from the rehab facility and is doing pretty good. She definitely is not the grandma we knew prior to the stroke.... in some ways. That being she requires someone to be her at all times, unlike the very independent person she used to be. She cannot sleep alone, walk alone, shower alone, fix her meals, ect. She still has a pretty good memory and loves telling story's from her childhood, Germany, her family, and most of all her Grandpa!! She still loves phone calls, visitors, and mail! God has richly blessed her with many great friends and family who call, visit, and write!!! God found a perfect caretaker for Gram and she lives, full time, with her minus 2 days a week off. Her name is Marilyn and she has a little dog named Gidget, which mind you my Grandparents have never had indoor animals...EVER! But Gidget is very protective of Gram and loves her already! Mom also has moved in with them for now and is trying to get back to work. We just take one day at a time and cherish the days we have with her!!!! I was able to sit with her today and she told me some stories which I love to listen to when there is an opportunity! So continue to pray, some days are better than others and God has a special plan for her!

My sweet Gram
She was just clinging to my hand today and rubbing it while telling me stories...
We got her out to walk for about 20-30 feet and then she sat in her wheelchair! She was feeling really good today and did very well walking! This is Marilyn with her!

Mom pushing Emery on her bike

Gram lives in the back of her neighborhood so as we neared the house Mom started racing her around in circles.... it was precious!! The 3 of us were just laughing, those sweet moments have become soooo special to us!


Kristiana Zimmerman said...

Those photos are awsome!! - I love them all. We need to get one with mom and grams hand!! I need some of those...wish I would have been there!! - looks like I missed a good time.

The Hadfields said...

I love those pics of you guys and your grandma. So sweet!

Heather Figueiredo said...

priceless photos & memories!