Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Our Booga

 
Our Booga has gone to the Other Side, and is now talking with her hubby, Pop, catching him up on all things earthly.
 
Her passing was quiet and peaceful and the way she wanted it.  It has definitely been all on her terms the last few days.  Yesterday, there was a scare and everyone ran to her bedside.
 
She told everyone to go home and get back to life!  'What, are you all going to do, stare at me, waiting for me to die? Now shoo!'  
 
Booga was very clear that she was ready to go, and was going to do so very shortly, and that Pop was waiting for her to come.   She even joked that he was starting to get impatient.
 
I am doing this entry in red, the color of her favorite shoes, leather flats, that she even wore for the last week at the hospital.  Sometimes, in bed.  Why have to fuss with getting them on and off all the time she asked? 
 
The kids are sad, especially Pumpkin, which was to be expected.  I think she is starting to come to terms with it though, as I have spent the last week preparing her for coping with her grief.
 
Throughout the wake and funeral, over the next few days and weekend, we will all try to focus on celebrating Booga's life, her sense of humor, and her feistiness, and especially her love for all of us.
 
Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers...
 
be well,
Dawn 

22 comments:

hsauls said...

((((dawn)))))
sorry about your loss. glad she's with the one she loves... what a blessed and wonderful thing to believe in life after this one and to have peace that there is someone waiting to greet you. we should all be so lucky...
take care of yourself during this time...
*hugs*
heather

rilmich said...

Dawn,
I would have loved to have known Booga!!!  I'm glad her passing went peaceful. I agree with the way you will spend the next few days. God Bless you and your family.
Sue

jckfrstross said...

Dawn i am so sorry but she is in a better place chatting with pop:) keeping you and yours in prayer

Deb

dornbrau said...

Aw Dawn, I'm sorry.  But I'm glad things went the way she wanted and she is now with her honey.

klconard1 said...

((((((((Dawn and family)))))))))  I'm glad you had some time to prepare for your dear Booga's passing on to be with her dearest one.
loving you
karyl

tenyearnap said...

I am sorry she's out of this world, but glad to hear that she went on her own terms. She sounds like an amazing woman!

cacklinrosie101 said...

Booga was definitely ready to go meet Pop.  I'm sure she is celebrating with him righ now.  It's hard to kids to grasp all of this.  I think your celebrating her life will help a lot.  Blessing and prayers to your family.  HUGS Chris

cherry2sweet2eat said...

im sorry.

mrsm711 said...

That must be hard to go through.  No matter how much you prepared, you still need time to cope.  My prayers are with you. :)
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/     Tracy

sdoscher458 said...

Oh she reminds me of my own grandmother...they broke the mold when they made these ladies, such spirit.  I know how much it hurts to loose someone we love, but the flesh is weak and must go the way of all things...I know in my heart that she is holding hands right now with her love.  Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers....Sandi

coelha said...

((Dawn)))  So sorry to hear about your Booga..  Heaven seems so much closer when there is someone there waiting for you.  Take care--hope Pumpkin Muffin is doing alright..  Julie

lurkynat said...

Dear Dawn,
Please accept my Deepest Condolences wiht the passing of Booga. She was your grandmother right? I know she msut ahve benna wonderful person becasue look at you ! You are!lot sof love and hugs, natalie
sending nice thoughts your way for this weekend

eml625 said...

Dawn, I 'm so sorry for your loss. May Booga be at peace now in the heavens...
hugs,
Ellen

thebaabee said...

Dear Dawn,
I am so sorry for the passing of your Booga.  Your entry was a wonderful tribute to her.
Hugs, LuAnne

bruno64056rs said...

My sympathy as well, Dawn. A lot of people nowadays just can't understand the bond between those already passed-on, and those still "here". It seems especially strong in our elders. It's a shame when these same people don't realize the spirit of the human bond, until it's too late to recieve it in person.....

Bruno

rainbowmoonbeam2 said...

((((((((((((Booga)))))))))))) I am glad that she is at peace and with her husband again.

(((((((((((((Dawn)))))))))))))) I'm sorry for your loss.

My take on death is very much different from most people. I want to be like your Booga and do it on my terms and not everyone else's. I think that death is part of life and the only thing that is certain and I don't think it's a bad place you go on to when you die. I think it's a continuation of life with your friends and family that have already passed on. So I never know what to say to someone when someone they know and love has died. I think it's good that you are celebrating her life, that's how I think it should be.

I'm here if you need me. I love you all!

Hugs,
Susan

sangrialel said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you!  Linda

wfhbear said...

Death is never good but, eternal rest is, no more pain and no more stress. Libby and I will pray for her and for all of you too. My deepest sympathies. Regards, Bill.

ksgal3133 said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
I'm glad she is at peace now though and with her husband....that is all we can hope for at times like these.
You take care!

Hugs and prayers,
Gretchen

psychfun said...

So sorry to hear but happy she is happy now. Prayers for your coping.

libragem007 said...

Dear Dawn,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gem~

luddie343 said...

Happy new life, Booga, I hear it's pure ecstasy!  Thanks for your time with us.  CATHY
http://journals.aol.com.luddie343/DARETOTHINK/