Tuesday, May 15, 2012
my grandmother is dying
I just found out, my dad's mother, my Nanny, is getting moved into the hospice part of her nursing home tomorrow. She's in Maryland, and I live in Florida. I can't afford to fly up there right now. No one knows how long she has left. This is very sad. She's a strong woman, who had a difficult childhood. Both of her parents died by the time she was six years old. She was raised by her sisters. She had seven children, and she used to beat anyone who would play Scrabble with her with one hand tied behind her back, because she is smart. I have a ticket to go up there at the end of June, but I didn't buy the ticket as it was paid for by an organization that is sending me to a conference there. I want to see her before she dies, but I also want to go to her funeral and pay my respects, especially because my grandfather and she have been very close for most of their lives, and I want to see him too. I don't know what to do.