My one and only living grandparent, my dad's mom, is a very special lady. She introduced me to sewing at a very young age and I just fell in love with it. She raised 4 boys and was married to the same man for 46 years before his passing in 1991. I had the privelege of living next door to them for about 6 years as a child and it tore us all apart when we relocated to south FL from SW PA.
I have been back to visit; most recently in Aug. 2007. I wanted my boys to meet her and remember her. They had met her once before but the oldest was only 2 and the youngest a newborn. She was so tickled when my 2 year old just ran and jumped into her arms without ever meeting her before. She is just that kind of person, you can't help but fall in love with her the minute you meet her.
Well, I just received word from my dad that she has been hospitalized with congestive heart failure. It appears only 40% of her heart was working when they admitted her. The doctors are discussing surgery to open the veins up but with her age and minor health issues it is very risky.
I pray that they make the right decision for her. As hard as it is to face, I have a feeling she will opt out of the surgery.
I will be back to update as things progress.