Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Thank You, Grandma

Thank you for waiting for us to get to Finland and to see you before making your exit from this earth. I know you had been ready to go for some time now, and yet somehow it seems you sensed it was important for me to see you one last time before you left. So, even though your mind and body were tired, you waited for me. Your eyes had grown tired and dim - but now you can look God right in the eyes.

I am strangely excited and happy for you - I have no doubt you are in a more peaceful and beautiful place than us now. It makes me happy to know you have no more worries and no more anxiety. Most of all, I am selfishly happy to know we have one more beautiful guardian angel watching over us on this journey of ours.

Thank you for everything grandma. All is well. We love you.

Saima Helena Viitanen 7/5/1920 - 8/2/2006

13 comments:

Stephen Newton said...

I'm so glad she waited till you saw her one last time. It is a weird trip for sure, Tia. You've given her a nice send off...one with love.

We can all use more guardian angels.

Jessica said...

Welcome back Tia. I'm glad you got to see your grandmother. How fortunate that you went to Finland when you did. Meant to be.

Vickie said...

Welcome back hon. You are so fortunate to have had this last moment with your grandmother.

Obviously a moment to remember forever.

Great to hear from you!

jel said...

Sorry you losted your grandmaw,
byt glad you gat to see one last time!


take care!

I jumped over here from Stephen blog!

bobealia said...

Tia, I felt very sad for you reading this, even though that is not the feeling in your writing. Even though I understand your feelings. I have often felt the same feeling when people who are old or sick have died in my life.... Almost happy for them. Even when my mother's friend died unexpectedly I felt a strange peace for her. It is wonderful that you got to see her isn't it! And even though it is out of place to say, you look beautiful and shinning in this photo. Like you are a guardian angel of some kind!

queen of light and joy said...

This is a beautiful letter to your Grandma. I can tell that she loved you very much.

cyndy - milehighdiva said...

What a lovely post. I am sure your grandmother is a more wonderful place. I'm also glad you were there with her

Here from Michele

Jennie said...

Beautiful Tia. I'm so glad you got to see her.

archshrk said...

Hello, Michele sent me.

I'm sorry to hear your grandmother passed but am glad that you are at peace with that and that you got one last visit before she left.

Lisa said...

how wonderful that you got to see her again... and she got to see you. Its amazing what the human spirit can do... May your memories of her be a comfort to you...

Tia said...

Thank you for all your beautiful words of support. Bless you.

Dak-Ind said...

what a beaitful, lving tribute and a fabulous way to think of her passing. you are a stranger to me, yet your words brought a tear to my eye for how well expressed your love is. thank you, for showing me a wonderful way to deal with grief!

kenju said...

Tia, I am sorry about your grandmother's passing - but happy to know you got to see her before. How special that must have been for her. My dad died on the very day I was travelling to see him and I will forever regret not going a day earlier.

Michele sent me.