the gift of grandmas

I was just about to give an update on my grandma (both of them actually) when I saw Krista’s sweet comment asking how she was doing. You xanga girls are the best!

My Grandma Figley (the one who had the back surgery) keeps going in and out of ICU. Her oxygen levels keep dropping, and they discovered she has a condition called COPD–Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. She’s doing okay at the moment.

My Grandma Yoder had a tumor removed from her bladder yesterday. The procedure went well, but she has to have a catheter in for a week. She’s not pleased. But she figured out a way to empty it herself. Little Miss Independent. (no, we’re not related)

Thank you for your prayers.

Many, many people I loved went to heaven in 2004-2005. This year has been a welcomed break, but I know it cannot last forever. I think it would be nice if Jesus came back really soon, so we (my grandmas and me–and the rest of my family, for that matter) could all go to heaven together.

6 thoughts on “the gift of grandmas

  1. KmHunsberger

    Be sure to keep us updated on their health! Jonathan and I were talking last weekend about how we have each only lost one close relative and how the closest ones to us (besides our parents obviously) are in their 80’s. That means the next ten years will hold a lot of heartache. It is weird, on one hand I know my Grandma will be with her Savior and her life filled with heartache will be over, but on the other hand she has filled such a huge place in my life it will be nearly impossible to imagine life without her in it. I am so sorry to hear that 2004-05 was such a hard year for you. I wish I had known you so that I could have walked through that journey with you. You can be assured that I join you in THIS journey…lifting up your grandma’s and asking for a few more years of good, happy living.

  2. jbnygaard

    I cannot wait to see my Savior and wrap my arms around him! What an awesome day that will be!!! And, I can’t wait to see my dad. 🙂 But, I’ll wait until God’s ready! 🙂

    Grandmas are the best. They are on my prayer list!

  3. kkakwright

    Won’t it be the best when we get to Heaven, see Jesus Christ and our loved ones.   Gives me chills.  I’m not in a hurry to die or anything, but I sure can’t wait to see my faith come full circle and to see the ones I have loved and lost. 

    Praying for your grandma-mas. 😉

  4. hcole86

    I may be over the other side of the world, but I hear you loud and clear. It’s funny how we are at different stages of life, on different continents, yet similar things are happening to both of us. I will pray for your grandmothers. Grandparents truly are a blessing from God.

    I will pray and your family get better too, being sick is the worst. We never appreciate being healthy more than when we’re sick.

  5. gsowell


    I am sure it is difficult for you to be going through all these health issues with your grandmas. Are you close enough, geographically, to be much help and support, or do you have to rely on others to give the hugs while you do the intense work of praying from afar? For me, it is the latter…my G-ma is in the hospital in Florida right now. I can sure sympathize.

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