Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bitter-Sweet

My great-grandma Dorothy Schroeder died yesterday at 1:27 p.m. at my grandma's house in Orem.
Luckily, Mark felt impressed on Monday night that we needed to go over to her house and be with her. I told him I had way too much homework (2 papers and 3 scholarship applications due the next day), but he just said "we should go see her tonight from 4:15-5:15". I just said okay and he came and got me and headed over there. Now I know why he was insistent! I'm so grateful that he listened to the Spirit, because had I not had the chance to say goodbye, I would have regretted it the rest of my life! When we got there, she was knocked out on pain medication and I had a hard time seeing her like that. No one was expecting us to go over there, so when they saw Mark they were relieved because they needed to move her from her bed to the hospital bed that was in the living room so that she would be more comfortable. We were there for about an hour and left to babysit our nieces in South Jordan. Tuesday I had classes from 8:30-5, but I only went to one class, then I got the text from my mom that Grandma had passed away. After I took care of some things and wrote emails to my professors, Mark came and comforted me at home, then I headed over to my grandma's to be with my family. I brought brownies (because EVERYONE loves chocolate when they're sad) and got to say goodbye to grandma before they took her away. It didn't take long for me, my fun aunt Cindy, cousin Marissa, grandma Carol, my great-aunt Mary, aunt Jennie, and my crazy mother to all start talking about fun memories and laugh our rear-ends off. We had a great time and I'm glad that I decided to blow off my homework and go hang out with them.









My grandma, if any of you have not met her, is the most sweet, non-judgmental, caring, loyal woman that I have ever known. That may seem like an exaggeration, but if you ask anyone about her, they would say the same. She was an extremely faithful member of the Church and always kept a current temple recommend even though she could not go the last few years. She always took time to see how my life was going and would always insist on me drinking orange juice every time I went over to her place. Anytime I took her to a doctor's appointment or picked her up to go to my parents' for dinner she would slip me 5 bucks and tell me to go to lunch. She was so sweet! I took Mark over there before we got married to see her and she was very approving of him, then again, she never had anything negative to say about anyone! She saw the good in people and was always grateful. I love her so much and look up to her example and will try to live up to the legacy that she left. She really was a remarkable woman. I will miss her so much!

I challenge all of you who read this to call your grandmothers and tell them that you love them! Never take them for granted! :)

2 comments:

  1. you're such a sweetie. sorry for your loss, amy. it's a good thing you married such an in-tune boy. i'm glad you got to see her before she passed away.

    love you lots!

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  2. I'm sorry about your grandma's passing, Amy. She sounds like such a wonderful woman...even though I didn't know her, it sounds like you have a lot of her in you...you are quite an amazing woman yourself! :) Thank you for watching our girls on Monday, even throughout all of this. You are so sweet!

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