My Grandma Yergler passed away this morning. I am still having a hard time believing it. I had received an email from my dad last night that indicated she was in the hospital because she was sick with the flu and weak. The doctors determined that she had a heart attack earlier in the week. Still, it seems so sudden. I just thought, being in the hospital and all, that she would be okay. So when my mom called me at work today I wasn’t expecting this sad news at all.
Booking an affordable last-minute flight to Indiana (via Chicago) proved to be a bit of a headache, but we did find one through Delta for roughly $200 a person, and that price includes a rental car. My sisters, mom, and I will leave Friday morning and return on Tuesday. My brother and my dad are leaving early tomorrow (Thursday) morning to drive out. Greg will stay home with Adrianna and our dogs and will watch my parents’ dogs as well. I really wanted Greg and Adrianna to come, but this way will be a lot less stress for us in the long run. But I am going to miss them a lot. This will be the longest I have been away from my baby girl.
I am really sad about my Grandma. I have long felt that she was the glue that kept my extended family (on my dad’s side) in touch and updated with each others’ lives. Growing up so far away from my 17 cousins, I never got to really know them, which I think is unfortunate. And now everyone is scattered all over the States. But we could always count on family reunions or get-togethers at Grandma’s house. I will miss her greatly. But I am thankful for so many good memories. I am also extremely glad that we took Adrianna out to visit her the summer before last and took some sweet pictures of her with her Great-Grandma Yergler.
Please pray for my family. I know that the funeral is going to be hard for all of us to say goodbye.