Wordless Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…

My grandma (abuelita) passed away yesterday. Monday. She was buried today. Tuesday. It all happened so fast, but I think it’s finally starting to sink in.

I’m so happy I was able to say goodbye. We were with her last week, in Mexico, that’s why I’ve been a little absent here and on Twitter lately.

It’s a 7-hour drive from Austin to Monterrey, so we decided to drive home Sunday afternoon. When we left her, she was weak, barely eating, but stable; we thought we had more time and planned on coming back for the long Fourth of July weekend.

My grandma told my mom just before we left, “Si te vas, me voy a morir.” If you leave, I’m going to die. And she did just that. Less than 24 hours later, she was gone, and we were back on the road to Mexico.

We went straight to the funeral home when we arrived, and spent the entire evening there, until midnight or so, when I knew the girls couldn’t take it anymore (nor could I). Many, including my mom, spent the night.

Maya has been so worried about my grandpa, constantly giving him hugs and following him around, making sure he’s okay. It’s pretty amazing. She has such a good heart.

The crowd at the funeral today was incredible, unbelievable considering the short notice. I counted more than 20 coronas, these huge floral arrangements that are typical at funerals in Mexico.

Coronas

We won't forget you... your grandchildren

She was so loved.

I’m going to miss her so much.

Comments

  1. says

    Mariana, thanks for sharing your words and your pictures; they honor your grandmother in a lovely way. I cannot imagine what you’re going through right now, but I’m wishing you and your family the best.

  2. says

    i’m so sorry to hear your sad news but i applaud your courage in being able to share your pain and lovely pictures with us! hugs to you and your family!

  3. Terri S. says

    I am very sorry to read about your Grandmother’s passing. Your Grandfather looks so lost and sad in your photo. It must be very hard for him as well as for you & your whole family. Mariana, when you are missing her, close your eyes and think of all the wonderful moments you had with her in your lives. I do this when I miss my lost loved ones and it helps me. Love & prayers, Terri

  4. says

    I am sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved abuelita. I know the pain of losing a dear grandmother so I am praying for your entire family. Take comfort and peace in the love you all shared together and that she is in a much better place. Thanks for sharing such a private family moment with all of us through your pictures and post. *hugs*

  5. says

    Sorry to hear of your loss of your grandma. Thank you for sharing all the pictures of the celebrating her life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Sibyl says

    i’m so sorry to hear your sad news but i applaud your courage in being able to share your pain and lovely pictures with us! hugs to you and your family!

  7. Migdalia - @MsLatina says

    Oh Mariana I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the heartache you must be feeling. Yet I hope and pray that you and yours will feel the peace that only God can give at a moment like this. Sending you un gran abrazo and my heartfelt condolences. xoxo

  8. jackie says

    I am very sorry for your loss. How sad that she passed away after you left, but at the same time, I’m glad you were able to say goodbye to her.

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