A brief conversation

Grandma just a few days ago.  Shushing me. There's still a vital soul in there, despite the physical infirmity.

Grandma just a few days ago. Shushing me. There’s still a vital soul in there, despite the physical infirmity.

Me:  “Grandma, you know that you’re in the last days of your life, right?”

Grandma:  (Closes eyes and silently nods)

Me: “And how do you feel about that..?”

Grandma:  (pause) “There’s nothing I can do about it.” (followed by a slight smile)

Me: “Well, I want you to let me know if you need anything to make you more comfortable.  Anything at all.  I want you to feel safe and happy”

Grandma:  “You do a really good job”

Jesus…now I’m crying….

15 thoughts on “A brief conversation

  1. FrancesC

    Thank you for sharing that lovely, honest, conversation – I’ve been checking in now and then, hoping that you and your Grandma are doing okay. I’m so sorry that she’s getting so weak, and so happy for her that she’s in your loving home with you.
    Peace to you both.

  2. Rachel

    Trying to type through tears is not that easy but I had to say that this is possibly one of the most beautiful things I have heard/read in ages. Rob, you have so many people “with you” and thank you for sharing!!!!!!!

  3. Colette

    That’s so sweet, Rob. How amazing that you 2 can talk about that. She looks so incredibly beautiful and ancient.


    “You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf”. Jon Kabat-Zinn


  4. Terri

    You’ll make it, Rob, in your new home; and so will Grandma to her new home. I don’t know if you feel stronger for it, but those you don’t know out here are with you and Grandma in spirit.

  5. Susan Knight

    You are doing a really good job, Rob. It’s remarkable what you’ve taken on and so admirable. I can’t even imagine the struggles you’ve been going through these last weeks. I’ve followed your stories about life with your grandma but have rarely (if ever) commented before. Your love for her is so easy to see in your words and photos and you’ve shared that love with us, your readers. Much love to you and Grandma.

    1. Rob Jones Post author

      Thanks so much, Susan. I appreciate it…and though I don’t comment on your stuff much…I very much keep up with your travels and life through facebook…I’m so glad that you’re one of the flickr friends from afar that I actually got to meet, even if it was brief!


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