Friday, April 2, 2010

That Quiet Voice

You know how Sometimes you get that little


The one that nudges you  from time to time,

when you need a push.

I have been hoping to go back home to Michigan,

where i grew up,  to spend time with my Dad, stepmom,
little brother (25) :) 
his wife....and  ....

My Gramma Arlene.

The whisper told me...

GO HOME TO MICHIGAN NOW! I bought a plane ticket and

10 days later i was stepping off the plane....

I couldnt wait to drive into

and then See Gramma the next morning.

Kiss her...hug her...maull her too!

But it was not to be.

voicemail beeped....

there was a message from Family.

Gramma just passed away.

it happened at 10:30 pm

I arrived in Michigan at 10:45 pm

She went home to Heavenly Father

It was time  for her
to see her Harley.

I was sad for me.....

but i was happy for her.

She isn't confused or lost or lonely anymore.




I know that Families can be together Forever.

I know i will see her again.

and next time....

I won't miss her by 15 minutes.


xoxo  shell


  1. I'm so sorry that you missed seeing her ~ but I hope you have a joyful time sharing memories of her with the rest of your family in Michigan.

    I grew up in Michigan too ~ in Detroit ~ long ago!

    God Bless you.

  2. You did your best kiddo. I am sorry the timing didn't work out so well. Sorry about your loss, but I am glad you get to be home to show your support and relive memories. Can't wait for you to come to that other state you call home...we love us some Shell here!

  3. I am sorry you missed saying goodbye in person, but I am sure she was watching from heaven with a smile on her face, knowing you were doing your best to see her one last time.
    Can't wait to see you either. I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

  4. Oh, I was so sad to read this post and hear of your grandmother's passing. Death is such a huge dichotomy. On the one hand, we're so happy for the one who gets to go home, but on the other...we have to go on without them.
    I'm sure it made your grandma very happy that you were there just when your family needed your support the most (right after her passing).
    Have a wonderful Easter with your family.
    Mary Lou