Monday, November 25, 2019

Winter Weekend at the Cape + A Sad Goodbye

Last February my mom and I went to the Cape for a nice little weekend together. It was relaxing and fun, and I didn't take very many pictures at all, but these are the ones I did take.

We stopped at Lighthouse Beach in Chatham, which is nearly impossible to go to in the summer because it's popular and has a small parking lot, plus it's not close to my Cape house. It wasn't crowded at all when we were there (imagine that), but it was freezing cold. Trade-offs!

In the winter the sea loses its light blue and turquoise colors of summer. It's a somber dark blue, which is fitting for the season.

Boot prints in the sand 😄

The Saturday night we were there we found out that my grandma, my mom's mom, had passed away that night. She'd been in a nursing home for years where we visited her, and we'd known for awhile that she could go at any time, but it was still unexpected and very sad.  

I loved my Grandma very much. She was funny and nice and caring and had a gentle voice and a great sense of humor. Like me, she liked her home to be neat and clean, and she liked to read. I missed the "old" her (no pun intended, for real) from before she got dementia when she knew who I was, but I still enjoyed bringing the boys to visit with her in the last few years of her life. She liked seeing the boys and thought they were cute, especially Sam. I felt and still feel guilty that I hadn't been to see her since I'd moved to Massachusetts the summer before. That will always be a regret in my life.

Her funeral service was the following week. It was at a funeral parlor in town that was right near my old house. My brothers and sisters and I got this flower arrangement for it.

This flower arrangement was there as well, I think from some my grandma's (seven) children. This one reminds me of her because these were colors she liked to wear.

The get-together for all of the family after the service was at my house since I live in town now and my house is big enough to hold a lot of people comfortably. It was nice to get together with cousins, aunts, and uncles. I didn't taken any pictures and wish that I had.

I hope that my grandma is happy and at peace now. I know that I'll see her again someday, and for that I am very thankful.