Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dedicated: To the Best Mom Ever

About 2 weeks ago my Grandma Martha passed away.  She has been suffering for years with COPD and it finally got the best of her.  My grandma lived upstairs from us for half of my life and helped raise me, she and I were very close and I have a lot of wonderful memories with her.  It was hard to lose her, but at the same time, I am glad she is no longer suffering.  She really wasn't living anymore because of the disease.  She could barely eat without being out of breath.  I know she was very depressed and she was ready to go, even if we weren't.  I love you grandma, rest in peace.  I know if there is a heaven, she is there :)  My grandma that passed, is my Mom's mom and my mom has been having a hard time with this. . .who wouldn't?  I know for the last few years mom has been making an extra effort to be there and to make memories and just spend time with grandma. . .she knew their time together was getting shorter.  I've always believed this, and I still do now more than ever. . .My mom HAS to be Super Woman lol.  I don't know how she did it, but my mom has ALWAYS been on top of everything.  She has always taken care of everything and everyone, put herself second, and never expected anything in return.  She has worked multiple jobs to provide for us, always made sure we were safe, clothed, bathed, and polite. My mom and I may not always see eye to eye, but she has always been there for me and put me and my siblings first before anything else.  I've always known that, but after grandma passed away and my dad and I went up to the nursing home to see mom and say our goodbyes to grandma, my mom was hurting.  She had just lost her mom.  I don't know what I would do if I was in the same position.  But my mom was sitting there, crying, holding grandmas hand saying her goodbyes. . .until she saw me crying.  Mom then let go of grandmas hand to come console me.  Dammit, she deserves a metal.  My mom isn't perfect, but I couldn't have asked for a better Mom. . .in my eyes, she's the best there is.  I love you mom, and I can't thank you enough for just being you. 

Hurricane Irene

Well obviously we survived lol, however I am very sorry for those that didn't and for those that weren't as lucky as we were.  My boyfriend and I stayed home at our apartment during the storm and due to our location. . .we really didn't think it was that bad until after the fact.  We were feet away from losing power, and being flooded. . .but we didn't.  We got very lucky.  There were trees down every where, homes, businesses, etc were flooded, and millions lost power.  The most we lost was phone, internet, and cable for a few hours the following morning.  Everything was closed, as well as all the main roads, and so many that were flooded.  We really got hit very bad. . .we were just in a good spot. 


So I know I promised pictures of Louisiana, and I have them! However, I was stupid when I was saving the album to my computer and such. . .and I kind of deleted the album from my computer.  I do still have all the pictures uploaded onto facebook, but I'm not going to lie. . .there are quite a few pictures there and I really really really don't want to copy and paste them all onto here, so if you are very upset about this and really really want me to post them I will. . .otherwise, please refer to my facebook where I have an album dedicated to my trip to New Orleans.  Hopefully, this is the link lol

Going Backwards, but Pics of Boston!!!!

okay, I know what you're thinking. . ."not too many pictures of Boston. . ." well you're half right. . .I believe I have more pictures on my phone of boston, but my phone has been shut off temporarily, but once it is turned back on I will post those pictures as well.  Also, I let my sister have my camera while we were at the zoo and I don't know what setting she had it on or what she did but the pictures didn't come out good at all so I didn't post them.  

Me, ME, me, and CJ ♥ lol

CJ normally doesn't look so grungy but he hadn't showered or shaved yet, and he needs a haircut lol