Sorry guys I haven’t blogged much lately, I have been in the hospital with my mom but she is home now much better. Thank you all for the good wishes a words of confort. I wanted to write a bit about my grandparents who are no longer with us but whom I admire for their great life together and their love of life and family.
My grandma and grandpa lived in Santiago in Dominican Republic. They died in very different times and years apart. My Grandmother died five years ago on October 20th 2007 at the age of 82 and My Grandfather died a year ago on September 25th, 2011 at the age of 84. They were married for a long long time over 50 years they were together through thick and thin. I am sure they had their arguments but it was always silly stuff I remember one time as a kid they were arguing over a sugar pot, I was laughing because I thought it was funny. I admired their love; you don’t see that kind of love now a days. It was so cute to see them praying together. They are missed but I know they are together now.
Grandma was diabetic and had high blood pressure the day she died her blood pressure got really high and they rushed her to the hospital by the time they got there it was too late. October 20, 2007 I will never forget this day I remember it so well, me and my sisters were in the hospital at Columbia Presbyterian here in NYC with my niece Jalyn when we got the new that grandma had died we started crying. The nurses in the hospital were telling us that everything would be ok, easier said than done. Dad left to Dominican Republic the next morning. Is not easy losing a love one but it doesn’t hit you till it happens to you. After grandma died grandpa used to say that he saw her all the time and that he felt her, I thought it was a bit creepy, but I guess maybe she did stick around to wait for him.
Grandpa died last year it was sad and I felt so bad for my dad because he had lost his parents I know they were old and at that age you know they don’t have long, but it still hurts. Grandpa had two stokes one after the other he was paralyzed from one whole side of his body, he never really recovered and passed away September 25, 2011 five days before my birthday it was sad but I felt a little comfort because he was now resting and with grandma and Jalyn.
Grandma and Grandpa lived a long life it wasn’t always happiness but they had each other years of love ten children to show for it, yes I have a huge family lol… My grandparents had a lot of kids and loved each and every one of them. Every time we visited Grandma used to cry so much when we left to come back to NY it was always heart breaking for me. They both loved us so much and as my tears run down my face right now I have to say I admire their love for each other, their faith and the love they had for all those around them.
In memory of Grandma Ñoña and Grandpa Ricardo may they both rest in peace and know that they will forever remain in our hearts.