Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Good Bye to My Grandmother

Good Bye to My Grandmother

Ollie S.
December 29, 1908 - November 20, 2006

I am sure she has been welcomed by the Heavenly Host and is now with her mother, her husband, her brothers and sisters, my little sister, and many of her friends. I know that she is enjoying the celebration of reunion with loved ones in the presence of our Heavenly Father and I look forward to being with her again.


Anonymous Cheryl said...

My dearest sister, How desperate was this hospital that they would have a HOSPICE unit in their facility? How do people feel good about putting "people to sleep?" How could people participate in this? What kind of people can work in this so called helping profession and actually feel good about it? Our grandmother has been taken from us not by God's hand but by the inhumane and unbelievable action of what we thought was one of our most trusted family members. Deception and the unimaginable horror of someone selectively deciding to "end the life of a beloved family member because she had the unmitigated gaul to be "old." How is it that Old is a terminal disease.....???? Isn't this the way that Hitler started out, with the killing of his own? My grandmother had NEVER taken pain medication EVER before entering this is it that she required morphine every 2 hours. I will stand beside you and together we will fight the fight of our lives. We will hopefully advocate so that there will never be another family that will suffer this unimaginable horror. God is just and he will not be mocked. In his time all wrongs will be right again. We will live to fight another day....I love you dearly and our days with granny will begin again in eternity!

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

My heart just aches this morning for you and your sister. I am speechless and left shaking my head this morning. Please know that we are praying for your comfort in your loss and your strength in your battle. May God be the victor.

4:00 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

This is just horrifying. I can't put it into words. I am so sorry for you and your family.

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you...God Bless you and your family, may he shelter you with his love and compassion and help you through this most difficult time.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Shelly, I am so sorry for the loss of your lovely grandmother. Kevin's grandmother was named Ollie too. I pray that God will give you peace in your heart when you are ready to accept it. I know how heavy your heart is right now. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

What a horrible thing to have happen! My heart aches for you and your family over this needless tragedy.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

How devastating. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in the arms of our heavenly Father. God bless.

5:47 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

So so sorry to read about your Grandmothers death.
Prayers for you and your family.

6:24 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, and of the rift in your family. I will pray for comfort from your pain and anguish.

7:04 AM  
Blogger Cary said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Shelly, and am praying for you and your family today. Hold tight to the Heavenly Father's hand!
Hugs, Cary

9:28 AM  
Blogger Emily said...


I'm late finding all of this on your blogs, and am so sorry to hear about this. May you be guided by God's hand as you deal with all of this, and my prayers are with you in your grief.

6:42 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

dear Shelly,

what turmoil you have been going through while I've been off on a wonderful family vacation!
I'm so sorry to read about this horror, and I'm especially sad that you didn't get to see your grandmother before she died.
Don't beat yourself up that you should have done more; how could you have known this was going to happen! I applaud your efforts to publicize this practice. I didn't know anything about it.

lots of (((hugs)))

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Nellie Martin said...

I am really sorry that your Grandmother met her demise in this manner. Keep in mind where she is, and draw strength knowing that she was once your support.

Thank you for taking a stand on this issue. I am sure over dosing one on morphine is done much more than realized.

My dad was on morphine at any time he asked for it or complained of being in pain. His body was ridden with cancer and the doctor said at the state he was in, just keep him comfortable. The last week or so that he lived he had none.

Dad's situation was so very different than your grandmother's.

Again, I am so sorry for you and your sister--a loss that didn't have to be just yet.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Knitting Rose said...

I have just gotten to read your post - I am sooo sorry. I know how difficult it is to lose a loved one. I know how hard it can be to know you have to live on without them. I pray for you and your family. Know that you are in God's hands and he is holding you close. Please take the peace that he can offer and know you will see your dear grandmother again.

8:28 PM  
Blogger jae said...

So sorry to hear about your dear grandmother. She looks lovely in the photo.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Titine24 said...

Dear Shelly -- You are doing the right thing - "In your anger do not sin," -- doesn't say NOT to be angry. Keep going with the uncovernig of a for-profit "hospice" service.

It was selfish tunnel-vision that led to your PRECIOUS grandmother's too-soon leave-taking - the same motivation that leads to many abortions. I grieve with you over the deception and sin that happened in your family. God is not mocked, he will repay. Amazingly, his mercy covers even the worst of sinners, and with his Holy Spirit at work, you do not have to do any convincing... This cannot be swept under the rug.

The good news is that your Grandmother is going to spend eternity with only those who love her, you included. I look forward to meeting her.

May your grief be met with the consolation of God's Holy Spirit.

9:29 AM  
Blogger mf said...

So sorry for your loss! Thoughts are prayers to you and your family!

9:13 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...


Her picture is so sweet. I sure she is dancing with her Father in heaven right now.

5:42 AM  

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