Still on Hiatus…

Hello book friends. I will be stepping away from blogging for a few weeks. My grandmother sadly passed away September 10, 2018. She had another stroke and God finally took her home. I will really miss her, but I know she’s not suffering anymore and is in a better place.

Today is my first day back at work and it’s still really hard to believe she’s gone. I keep thinking she’s just on vacation and any day now she’ll come home and I’ll see her again. I know she’s finally at peace, but I’m just going to miss seeing her every day, hearing her voice when she plays with our dogs, and just her being there.

I don’t know when exactly I’ll be back, but hopefully in a few weeks.

Don’t ever forget to tell your loved ones how much you appreciate and love them cause you just never know…

I’m going to miss her smile and laugh the most.


MARCH 7, 1936 – SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

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Be back soon…



7 thoughts on “Still on Hiatus…

  1. I’m so, so sorry for your loss.

    I vividly remember that hollowed out, desperate, empty feeling of loss when my grandparents passed away. It was so odd going back to work and everyone was just going about their business as if the world hadn’t just lost something great. It felt like there should be this huge chasm and everyone should be left breathless for a while … not just me.

    The song by Ed Sheeran that he wrote about his grandmother passing came out around the same time my grandmother passed and the song said everything I was feeling.

    The one thing that made me feel better was being around people (my family) who also felt like the world stopped turning for a while. To laugh and cry and share memories with those that missed her, too.

    All I can say is that it comes in waves and like the song says, “A heart that’s broken is a heart that’s been loved.” If your heart is hurting right now, it’s only because she loved you very much. ❤

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    • Thank you Love. The first week back to work was really weird… Actually every time I go home, it’s still very weird. I keep thinking I’m going to see my grandma in the garden or playing with the doggies. I’m going to miss seeing her everyday, but I know she’s in a better place.

      I definitely feel the waves… I get sad.. but it doesn’t hurt so much anymore. I just get sad I won’t see her… But then I look at her pictures and think about all the memories and it makes me feel okay. She had a wonderful life and we shared a lot of great ones. I certainly wouldn’t want her suffering… and those two weeks after her stroke, she was in so much pain and couldn’t let us know because her speech was affected.

      She was cremated last friday and I was able to see her one last time for a few mins. I know wherever she is, she’s at peace and happy.

      Thank you so much for your kind words.


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  2. KJo, I’m so sorry to hear this! I know there are no perfect words that would help ease your grief so just know that I’m here if you need me! Cuddle your puppies and family and don’t worry a bit about the book community. We’ll be here when and if you’re ready.

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    • Thank you love. I’m really going to miss my grandma, but I know she’s in a better place. The doggies definitely help and being back in work keeps me busy. Hoping to be back to reading next week. I miss it already.


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    • I’m sorry for you loss too. It’s been hard, but things are slowly getting better. I still get sad once in a while, but I know that my grandmother is resting in peace now. I just can’t believe how fast it all happened. For being 82 years old, she was very healthy, didn’t have any serious illnesses, and always took her vitamins. I’m going really miss seeing her everyday. I still keep thinking she’s coming back…


      • Thanks ❤️ I feel the same. My grandmother went in for surgery because she broke her leg and within a day she passed. What’s kept me from being so sad is to think of the good memories. It’s helped a lot. If you ever need to talk, again, you can always reach out to me ❤️


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