Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Nascar and Grandma Dotty.





Jake took the girls to Nascar 2011 in Las Vegas this last weekend. About halfway through they firmly requested to leave. Turns out a three or four hour race is too boring for them.

My Grandma Dotty took a turn for the worse and passed away yesterday. She was my mom's Mom. She was spunky and gave me millions of big tight hugs. She and my mom always called me, "Sarah-Girl". She cried at the drop of a hat, and my mom just slightly less so. I love them so much for that.

I can't believe she's not here anymore.

She was a barrel of fun and a lover of music and a hundred other things.

Ugh-- my mind is such mush... I'm going home this weekend. California home. It's been way too long... Hope Jake and the kids are alive when I get back...

14 comments:

Danyel said...

Sarah,
So sorry to hear about your grandma... our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Have a safe trip.
Danyel

Rhiannon said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. I'm thinking of you during this time. Enjoy California.

Lisa said...

Oh Sarah Im so sorry. My heart hurts for your pain. I think Im going to pray for my Mom to go find your Grandma Dotty. It sounds like they would be good friends :)

Enjoy being with your family and the love you feel there. Love you.

Rebecca Smylie said...

So sorry to hear about Grandma Dotty, but so glad you get to go home for the funeral. My grandparents' funerals have been some of the most wonderful times in my life. love you-

Kristie said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandmother. It'll be nice to be with family and tell amazing stories together about her.

Laurel said...

You made me love Grandma Dotty just in your brief little chat about her.

enjoy your family time. that's always such the "sweet" part of the "bittersweet".

sharry said...

i'm so sorry, sarah. i've sat here for the past few minutes trying to think of just the right thing to say, but everything just sounds trite and cliche as it bounces around in my head. i'm just so sorry. this particular part of life is always so hard, no matter the age. you'll enjoy your family though, and you'll find comfort in each other that's a given. and your mum will so appreciate all you have to offer her. i love you...

Garbett Family said...

I will always remember Sister Fletcher. She sat in the same pew--the very first pew--for as long as I can remember. I loved her vests and flowered shirts. And, her testimony. Dotty was the FIRST person to get up each fast Sunday--no one else even tried. I think she even ran to get there. She would burst with love and energy and tell how much she loved life and Christ. I vividly remember one testimony when she described being in an earthquake. She was jumping up and down with the shock waves and praying. I remember a lot of things about your grandmother, but what stands out is her laughter--it would ring through the church--and her testimony. She was a great woman.

Diana said...

I'm sorry. Travel safely.

Jessiesmylieyahoo,com said...

iamsorrysarah

Kelly said...

I heard about your Grandma Dotty's passing. So sorry Sarah. I hope the service was full of music. She was my piano teacher for a while. So patient and so fun.

On the brighter side you get to go home! Go eat some crepes at Renatta's Creperie near the Arcata Plaza. You'll love them!

Jodi said...

Sarah, my heart aches as I think of your loss. I too know the pain of losing an amazing grandmother and my prayers are with you. I have no doubt that you will always have her with you and that your little ones will know her through those memories.

Celeste said...

I am so sad to hear Grandma Dotty passed away. She was such a great lady. I loved her hair. I loved her happy personality and how she was always the first one to the pulpit on Fast Sundays to bear her testimony. I remember one time a lady running up to beat her to the pulpit and then once she go there she felt so bad she let your grandma bear her testimony first anyway. She will always be remembered.

Brande J. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. I hope you had a great weekend with your family in CA.