Friday, January 19, 2007

2007, here I come!

Last year was a rough one, my computer crashed and burned. I'm patiently waiting for a new one (Rich has a laptop that I use every now and then). Our sewer line backed up not once, but three times. Cost a fortune to repair. Amanda broke window and busted a whole through the wall. Don't ask!

At the end of last year, we found out that Rich's grandmother had cancer. She was 87 years old, we realistically knew that one day she'd die, we just weren't prepared for it. Grandma died on January 4th. The wierd thing is, I knew. When the phone rang and it was Rich's uncle, I knew that's why he was calling. The night before she passed, we went to visit with her, I hadn't seen her since she got sick. As soon as Rich said, "Grandma, Charlene's here." She smiled so big. It was a blessing. The whole time I was there, she smiled at me. Rich said, once she saw me, she was ready to go. She had already seen him a few times, his sister and her other grandson and granddaughter, but she hadn't seen me, until that night. He said it was like her saying Okay, I know they'll be alright now.

For the life of me, I don't know why that woman loved me, but she did. Rich always said he thought his grandmother loved me more than him, lol. Not true, but funny none the less. I don't know if it was the fact that I gave her so many great-grandbabies or something else. But I know she cared more about me than my own mother did. She took me under her wing and I became her granddaughter, not granddaughter-inlaw. I will miss her so much.

Things can't get much worse for 2007. At least I hope not. I would like to have one good year.