Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Margaret Leona Cannon

Rest with the angels Grandma, you had a wonderful life.  Believe it or not, this picture was taken the day before she passed away, at Easter Brunch.  She was doing great, and enjoying her bright pink fingernails.  It had been years since she'd had nail polish on.
Margaret Leona Cannon
May 5, 1920 - April 9, 2012
Instead of mourning her passing, I'm choosing to celebrate it as her moving on to a better place.  She obviously picked the time - the day after Easter, and after she'd had a chance to see her other daughter that lives in Seattle (Jacky had come down on Saturday).  In her mind, everything was taken care of.  I'm glad I stuffed her full of chocolate mousse cake on Sunday.  In fact, when I got the call Monday morning, my immediate gut reaction was "oh crap, I put her in a diabetic coma."

I have lots of stitching stuff to post about, some of it I'm horribly delinquent on.  But, I also happen to be horribly delinquent on getting some MBA papers written.  I need some of Becky's self discipline when it comes to chores, housework, and life in general.

25 comments:

Kris said...

Mindi - I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts.

Kris

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and allow yourselves time to grieve. Sending positive thoughts your way today.

Annie said...

My condolences. Would that we all could look so fine and have such a loving family near us right to the end.

Carol said...

Oh, Mindi...I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma. I'm so glad you were able to spend more time with her in recent months. She was lucky to have been near her loved ones in the end...

valerie said...

My condolences to you and your family during this sad time. It sounds like your grandmother knew when she wanted to go and she was happy to see everyone and have a nice Easter holiday. Think of all the happy memories!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

What a beautiful woman your grandmother was!!! She looks happy and peaceful in this picture. She obviously looks like she's enjoying being with you! I know you are going to have so many fond memories of the two of you together.
With all my sympathy,
Linda

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It does sound like your grandma chose her time to go though. She sounds like she was a lovely woman. And she had a great name too. :D Sending prayers for you and your family.

Vickie said...

You know what Mindi. You got it right. You should be happy knowing she is in heaven. :)Take care.

Penny said...

Mindi, so sorry to hear about your grandma. What a sweet picture. I will be thinking of you and your family.

Lisa V said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.
It's good to know that your Grandma enjoyed herself so much spending the day before with her family.
What a sweet lady!

Theresa said...

I'm so sorry for your lost. Sounds like your grandmother had a wonderful day before her passing. She is happily among the angels now. Take care!!

sana said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
I'd like to offer my deepest condolences.

Deb said...

I'm sorry for your loss Mindi. How fortunate you were able to see her so soon before she passed. Sending my prayers to your family.

Ranae said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss, she look like she was spunky, just like my grandma.

Myra said...

You are in my thoughts my friend. What a wonderful picture. I am glad you were able to spend time with her and I am so sorry for your loss.

CalamityJr said...

How blessed you are to have such beautiful memories. Hold them tight, and know how much she loves you still. So sorry for your loss and grief.

dixiesamplar said...

Dear Mindi~Iam so very sorry for your loss...she looks like a sweet soul! I will keep you & your family in my thoughts and prayers. Sounds like you shared a blessed and happy Easter and will have a wonderful memory to add to the others you will carry with you.

Laura said...

Thinking of you and your dear Grandma and saying a prayer. I know how important Grandmas are. I am glad you were able to spend time with your Grandma.

Sending love,
laura

Giovanna said...

My heartfelt condolences to you all.

Chris said...

Hello Mindi.
I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful pic of you and your Grandmother. It sounds like you had a perfect last weekend with her.
Thinking of you.

Sally said...

I am so sorry Mindi. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Lesley said...

That is a beautiful photo of your grandmother:)
My thoughts are with you.

Catherine said...

What a wonderful photo. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Lynn said...

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your grandmother. You were so lucky to have spent what time you had with her. It sounds like she was enjoying things right up to the end. That's a wonderful picture of her.

Lois said...

So sorry to hear this Mindi. What a lovely picture of your grandma.