07.29.13

Sad Week

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Well many of you are probably wondering what happened to us. On July 17, 2013 I received a call from my mom while I was shopping in Chicago.  She had some devastating news for us. My Great Grandma, our Inay, had passed away. For a while I was in a state of shock. Here is a woman who has had a huge role raising many generations of our family. She has  4 GREAT GREAT grandchildren, can you believe that. Inay was 91 and not only did she raise 4 children, she raised 8 grandchildren all on her own in the Philippines. Then she moved to the United States and started to raise her GREAT grandchildren. I’m sure Inay would have a huge role raising my Audrey is she was around still.

I am so happy that I brought Audrey back several times to visit after she was born. I have lots of memories and pictures of Inay and Audrey together. She would call her “Audrey Blondie” because she is so blonde. I’m so happy that I can tell Audrey about her when she is older, and I can show her pictures. I just can’t believe she is gone. I thought she was invincible, but the reality of everything is starting to settle. She was the matriarch of my family. Every holiday or get together we all knew we would be heading back to Arizona since Inay was there. Now I don’t know how this will work. My family had this “base camp” and now we have don’t. I hope we figure out how to continue our family until we see her again.

Comments

  1. Margreet Jansen says:

    Hi Sarah, I’m sorry for the loss of your Great Grandma… It’s nice that you have such fond memories of her. I know what you mean about your ‘base camp’. We had a familyweekend once a year in honour of my grandmother. That kept our family together for a long time…But time goes by and a new generation has been born. Hopefully one say, you will be as important to your kids (and theirs) as she was to you! Love from Holland!

  2. awww so sad for you hun 🙁 my condolences with the loss of your Great Grandma Inay ! prayers for you and the whole family 🙁 thinking of you & lucky I find the blog , din’t know it until I looked at all the links.

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