Sheri (shutterbug93) wrote,

Thanks again to my great LJ friends for their wonderful advice...

I just got home not too long ago from the Memorial Service for my ex-fiance's mother. I'm glad that I went - it was nice to see my ex's father again and it was really moving to see how many lives my ex's mother had touched. My ex was surprised to see me, but ultimately it wasn't uncomfortable or anything and his wife is a real sweetheart - hugging me and thanking me for coming. It was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman and I'm glad that I decided to go.

On a different - though somewhat related note - I spoke to my mother tonight after the memorial service and it appears that my grandmother is having a problem with her eye. They're not sure exactly what's wrong, but one morning she woke up and couldn't see correctly out of it... :( They think it might've been a mild stroke, but they're going to run some tests to make sure. My Mom says she's fine though and there's no reason to be concerned, but I'm just a worrier by nature...

My grandmother recently celebrated her 90th birthday and she has such a robust and feisty personality that we've always joked that she was way too stubborn to pass away and that she'd probably outlive us all. She still lives on her own and wakes up every morning at 4am to tend to her yard and cook amazing meals and even carries burning hibachis around her back yard. It's been a while since I've gone for a visit and I'm suddenly feeling the need to go to the Big Island to see her. If nothing else, the events of the past week have made me realize I shouldn't take anything for granted.
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