Monday, December 22, 2008

The Return of Tibby Tales

Hello friends.
Thank you so much for your patience and kind words while I was away.

I am sad to tell you that Owner Girl's Grandma passed away on Monday, December 15, 2008.

It has been a hard week for The Owners and OG's family. They take peace in the fact that she was ready and passed peacefully with her loving family around her.

We love and miss her very much and always will.

I thought I'd take this opportunity to tell you a little about Owner Girl's Grandma Bev.
She was a wonderful person, who loved to laugh. In Owner Boy's words, "she made family functions fun." Even in the last days of her life she was laughing at the stories her children and grandchildren told her. Owner Girl told her about my Christmas cards and how pretty I looked in my Christmas dress!

She loved to shop on QVC and this was frequently a source of jokes from the family, although we often had a good laugh at her I can't think of many people who would spend so much of their time just looking for things to buy for friends and family.

She always said your name when saying hello or thank you, making you feel recognized and appreciated.

She loved to tell stories about her life to anyone who would listen, looking back now, Owner Girl says she wished she had listened a little more closely.

She was a dedicated advocate for Al-Anon (support for friends and family of alcoholics).

She wasn't afraid to say much and often times shocked us all with the things she said.

She was funny, caring, kind and so many other things!

As the days go on it is harder to pretend that she is not gone. The reality is starting to sink in and we can only take comfort in the fact that she knew how much she was loved and we know how much she loved all of us.

Thanks again for all the kind words, prayers and thoughts. Although it has been a tough week and there have been moments of sadness we know that Grandma Bev would want us to laugh and be happy, so we will. We will relish in the moments of happiness that come our way, and when something is funny, we will laugh a little louder, and a little longer and know that she is laughing too.

16 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Sorry fur your loss -

A big tank woo fur sharing what woo did!

She sounds like khwite the person lots more persons should be like!

Getting to go with family around is furry special and not something all get the opp to do.

Please give your owner girl a khyss from me!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Joey said...

Hi Tibby. I'm glad you're back - I missed you. I'm so sorry to hear about Grandma Bev. What a beautiful tribute to her. And a nice picture, too! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Your friend,
Joey

The Army of Four said...

We're so sorry for your loss! Thanks for telling us a little bit about your grandmother - she sounds like a delightful person who made her family and friends very happy! You wrote a lovely tribute to her!
Tail wags,
Storm

Ruby said...

I'm so, so sorry for your loss. From what you shared with us, your Grandma Bev looked and sounded like one fantastic lady. Please take my hugs and share them with your family.
Love Ruby

Fenway said...

Hi Tibby--

We send our sincerest sympathy and kind thoughts your way for the loss of your grandma. They are very special people and irreplaceable.

Lot's of hugs,
Fenway

Peanut said...

She sounds like a great lady. We are sorry for your loss.

Raising Addie said...

We are sooo sorry that your Grandma Bev has passed on. She sounded like a wonderful woman and a joy to spend time with.

Thank you for sharing her with us. This was a very nice memorial for her.

Take care and know that she will always be with you no matter where she is.

Kisses
Addie, Zoe and Staci

Lorenza said...

Tibby.
I am so sorry to hear about Grandma Bev.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful tribute to her.
Our thougths and prayers are with all your family.
Take care
Lorenza

Lacy said...

w00f's Tibby, its sooo sad when we lose sumbody..and ur g-ma bev sounded like a very nice lady...me has my paws crossed and mama has u all in her prayers...RIP Grandma Bev..

a sad,
rocky
bear
angel lacylulu
and mama..

dewdana said...

sorry to hear it, you are lucky to have had her so long and she was lucky to be so loved. Take care, Moose + Moose's mom

Abby said...

Dear Tibby & Family...

Me & my Mom want are so sorry to hear of your Loss...

What a beautiful tribute to your Grandma Bev...It's so hard to lose the ones we hold so dear...

We are sending our love & hugs & prayers to you & your family...

Abby & her Mom xxxooo

Sophy said...

I'm so sorry she is gone and glad you shared with us somethings about her. She sounds like she was a very special human.

Woof!
Sophy

the 4 Bs said...

hi Tibby, we are sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandma. that was a nice tribute you wrote about her. it sounds like you have a lot of wonderful memories.

woofs.

Anonymous said...

OG
This is a beautiful tribute to Gramma Bev We are very sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.
lots of love
Your cousins
Mr Beaz and Gabdeanie

Snoopygirl said...

Hi Tibby,

My human and I would like to convey our condolences on the passing of your owner's grandma.

She sounds really special and the tribute is just beautiful.

Licks,
Snoopygirl

Homer said...

Hi Tibby and family,

Our deepest condolences to you.

Take care.

Love,
Homer