Friday, March 13, 2009

My Beautiful Grandmother, Tilly

Salam Alaykom..

I rarely write personal blogs..but I need to do this today...or rather I feel I must get it out somehow.
Today is the service for my beloved Grammy...who passed away last Thursday suddenly at the age of 96. I say suddenly because until this month, shew was a healthy vibrant, independent woman who even at 96 still lives in her own apartment.
I know it's her time.. and I know she deserves peace and she has been ready to go now for a while...And I try not to be selfish in wanting her near, but it's really really difficult.

I wanna say to her thank you Grammy, for giving me all the love I could ever have needed. For teaching me so many things...most of which is being strong. Thank you for giving me security..and making me feel safe. Thank you for always being there and not judging me. Thanks you for giving me a place of peace when all around me was crumbling down. Thank you for making me feel special and spending so much time with me.
I will always treasure every memory of you precious in my heart always,last night I was crying for you and I had a blanket you made me. One that you even showed me how you made. and I could feel you comforting me like you did when I was little and sick.

You gave me the most wonderful Grammy anyone could ask for or ever want. My Smile is the same as yours. This is proof to me that without you, I would not be the person I am now.

I love you Grammy. May you rest in peace and all the troubles and struggles in this life leave you and finally give you pure happiness. May God reward you for all and forgive you for what things your regret.
Until we meet again...
with all my love.
Your grandaughter, Karen Lee


Nawal said...

You have my deepest condolences,

From Allah we came, and to Allah we return...

Adventurous Ammena said...

insha'allah the service went ok today sis *hugs*

Solace In Islam said...

I also had a grandmother we used to call granny Tilly!

Sorry for your loss.

Grannies are really special people and when they die it leaves a gap that can never be completely filled again.

Umm Hibaat said...

Assalaamu Alaykum sis,

I'm sorry to read about your loss. May Allah bless you and your family with srength and patience during this time.


itto said...

salam alaikoum dearest sister,
since a long time I wanted to comment here and thank you for all the nice, supporting, making-me-feel-better comments on my blog, barak allahu feek.
today is a opportunity to do so, as I see you are gone into mourning as well as I did. I wish you "sabr" and peace in Allah's wisdom, I wish you time for a good cry, for grief and feeling down as well as people that are able to listen and comforting you!
I guess your grammy wasn't Muslim as my sister wasn't, that makes the loss even more difficult, because we do not have the right to pray for them after their death... but I pray for you: may Allah bless you with something better, inchaallah.
To God we belong and unto Him is our return.
xxx itto

Mina said...

Oh how sad...i send you my condolences sis,

So sorry for your loss.

Hope your coping well:)*Hugs*

Candice said...

My condolences, Anisah. I hope your sadness eases... it's so hard to lose someone close to you. She seemed like a great grand-ma.

The Cairo Wife said...

What a moving tribute. My grandmother was everything to me...may ours both rest in peace.