Sunday, March 22, 2009

Still in NY


Today was my grandmother's wake. I got through it, but it was hard. They had to open up another section of the room for all the people who were there. We used to tease her and call her Edith Bunker, because that is the easiest way to describe her. A heart of gold, and would do anything for you. Always put others ahead of herself. A little ditsy. And she'd make you laugh your ass off. Loved Gregg, but always called him "Craig". He didn't care, he loved her too. She will be dearly missed. We laughed a lot but it was very sad. Tomorrow we go to the cemetery. It's gonna be tough. I wish Gregg was here too, but I have a close relationship with all my cousins and we are rooming together so that makes it a little better. I saw so many people I haven't seen in years; some I hardly remember. Everyone knew about the adoption, but there was one thing I guess I need to get used to. I saw a cousin I had not seen in years, and someone told him I was adopting. We talked about it and he said "I bet your wife is excited too". Well, um, no. I bet we'll get that one a lot!

So far there is still no news on baby watch. The countdown continues.

Ah what the heck. I'll throw you a bone.

Sabrina Marie.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Lovely picture. I can actually see the resemblance between you 2. You have the same shape face, same smile. She looks like a sweet Grandmother. I'm glad your doing OK.
Here's to the countdown of YOUR baby girl. I just cant wait. I cant wait for you to feel what Nick and I felt when Kayla arrived.

Jen, the Yankee said...

My thoughts are with you both. All the best.
xo

jilliebean said...

Love, love, love her name. We can't wait to meet her.

Sorry to hear about your Grandmother. My Grandpa died 2 years ago this month, and it has proved to be the hardest thing I've ever gone through. My thoughts are with you.

Kate said...

Beautiful name.

I am glad you were able to be with your family at this time- it is important to close that chapter before you are on this new journey with your daughter and "Craig". LOL

My brother's name is Bruce and my son is Bryce so my Grandmother always calls Bryce- Bruce.

Kathryn said...

Oh! I love it!!!

jaysinwantsu03 said...

I LOve the Picture and Sabrina is an Awesome name.... Thanxs for the Bone...I wanna see a pic of her first outfit that she might go home in....

Michael said...

Hey Bobby,
I love the picture and description of your Mema. I feel like I knew here...

I, too, just wish that "Craig" could have been there with you!

Michael said...

I forgot to mention that I love the name!

PS I can spell. Clearly I type too fast and don't proofread. I meant to say "her" not "here" in my previous comment.

PSS How's "Craig"?

Two Moms With A Plan said...

That is a great picture! You can just see your Grandmother's personality in the picture. She sounds like a great woman!

On another note - the name you picked out for your daughter is absolutely beautiful!

Caustic Cupcake said...

You look so much like your grandmother, and she looks like such a nice person. I'm sorry you lost her.

That's too funny about the wife assumption.