Don't fall out of your chair but it's Nikki here today! (I've been MIA since August.) I can't believe its been been that long... I feel odd just sitting down long enough to write this. Often when I'm sad, mad or depressed I get busy, cleaning out drawers, dressers, organizing closets, treating my wooden tables, seriously crazy stuff. I'm not much of a lay in bed depressed person, which there is nothing wrong with that, I actually wish I could do that too but I'm a little worker bee that has to keep busy.
For those of you that do not follow me on facebook and are wondering why I've been gone for so long and why I'm so sad is because my grandma died in September. My mom and I moved in with her the day she came home from the hospital and went on hospice. We lived with her for a month, we never left her side, we celebrated her life everyday and we were both with her when she took her last breath. Its been so difficult to let go and say goodbye. I have a few pictures to share with you.
In this picture, my mom, my gmas baby sister and I had a spa day for my grandma, we dressed her all up with makeup and in some of her pretty clothes.
In these two pictures my mom and I had a "this is your life" play for her. We dressed in her clothes, danced and sang songs. It was such a wonderful night.
My sweet Alfred never left her side. He went to live with her back in April when her dog max died. We let him live with her so she wouldn't be alone, not knowing it would be such a short period of time.
Alfred had a job to do and he did it right to the very end. She loved him and he loved her. This is the last picture of them together the day she died. It just breaks my heart.
Its been a rough fall to say the least. Some days are easier than others. Today was a rough one for me. Tonight I used my grandma's apple pie dish, she's had for years, I baked an apple pie in it tonight in her memory. I can't believe she won't be at my mom's house tomorrow when I get there.
I'm so very thankful that I had a job that allowed me to move in and live with my grandma and a husband that encouraged me spend every waking moment with her in her final days. That's what I'm most thankful for this year.
I also want to thank all of you that sent me facebook messages, emails, cards and gifts after my grandma died. I can't tell you how nice it was to come home to all the love and support from all of you. Thank you so much!
Also we have a fun giveaway over on my Facebook business page, go check it out to win some "Nikki Sivils" product for the holiday's.
I hope all of you have a fantastic Thanksgiving with your families!
Happy Turkey Day! -Nikki