Thursday, August 06, 2009

A Loved One Lost

(7 Kids, 21 Grandchildren & 14 Great-Grandchildren)

The last few days have been hard. Very emotional, long and exhausting.

We received word about Troy's Mom on Tuesday afternoon. Things were bad.
This morning came the phone call we were all expecting.
She had passed.

We know she is in a better place now, but it's still very hard.
She will be missed.

The last few days, I have heard many stories about her. Some stories I had heard before, others were new. It's hard listening to all the grandchildren telling stories about Grandma, knowing that my kids won't know her like that.

A {HUGE} thanks to my {Wonderful} Mom, {Awesome} Sister and {Fantastic} Friend that have taken our kids no questions asked while Troy and I have been at the hospital and helping with funeral plans. We are truly blessed that you are part of our lives and are more than willing to help us out in this time of need.

Theron & JoAnn's 50th Wedding Anniversary Dinner
(2005) {I am weeks away from having Taylor....don't judge}

Parker's Baby Blessing Dinner

JoAnn's Birthday Party 2009
(Grandson' attendance)
( attendance)


Nikkala said...

As I was going through photos trying to find one of me and Grandma I wondered why I had baby blessing (my blessing) photos with the other grandparents, but not Grandma.

Then I realized she most likely protested pictures since she was like 8 months pregnant at the time with Kandice!

Melissa said...

Our thoughts and prayers with you during these difficult days. And your kids can come over anytime, we love having them.

Korbi said...

so sorry to hear of your loss! Ouch, heart hurts.... I didn't realize that Kathy Robbins and the Parish lady are Troy's sisters??? Is he the baby?

Alisha Jane said...

Thanks all....
Korbi~ No, Troy is second to the youngest. His sister Kandice is the baby. When we first started dating, I knew Kathy, but didn't know she was his sister....

Our Ole' Kentucky Home said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother in law, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Leslie said...

I took care of JoAnn in the hospital and didn't realize that she was family. I remember her well and really enjoyed her. What a sweet lady! Sorry to hear of her passing. I love to see all the pictures of her and her family.