Sophie’s Monday Journal

Merry Christmas

Mom lost her mom three weeks ago, on November 19, 2021. Sadie and I keep making sure mom’s okay. But, the day it happened, she returned home right away from going over to Gramma’s to do her daily visit. Mom told daddy that Gramma was gone when she came in the door. Then she cried, and daddy hugged her for a long time. We didn’t know what was going on, but we wanted to hug mom, too.

This is Gramma, mom caught her unaware.

She called her aunt, Gramma’s sister, and caught her in the middle of the store with the news. Mom felt terrible that she caught her aunt Jean in a public place with bad news. Her tears made it hard for her to get the words out at first, too.

When mom went through Gramma’s things, she said she felt like she was throwing Gramma’s whole life away. There were good things that she kept or donated. Gramma’s clothes went to a local thrift store that helps the community. Other things were of no use to anyone or only had value to Gramma. Five days after Gramma died, a cousin born only seven days after her passed away. Daddy said maybe Gramma went ahead to meet her cousin Eileen. Death is a strange part of life.

Mom is trying to stay busy and keep her thoughts positive instead of missing her mom. First, she put up the Christmas tree with different decorations this year. She made black and white plaid Sheltie ornaments and red and black buffalo plaid Sheltie ornaments. She also bought some buffalo plaid bows in the same colors to add to the tree, plus a black and white buffalo plaid top hat to put on top of the tree. She thought it would be a cute idea. She even shared it with Gramma and showed her the Shelties ornaments before Gramma passed away.  

Mom’s Christmas Tree

Writing this is sad. I didn’t want to write it, but we decided to share all our news at the Celtic Sheltie. So, that is what I did.

I hope you are all doing well and that the holidays treat you well.

Sophie Dog

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