Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Whew, where have we been??

The Nix Team is still doing well and hanging in there...

April proved to be a very difficult month for us.  It didn't start out on the best foot.

On March 30, my beloved Grandmother, aka Oma, passed away suddenly from complications from her open heart surgery.  I adored her so much.  She is very missed.  Cutter asks almost daily about Oma.  He knows who she is, but my heart breaks to know that Gracie won't have the memories that Cutter has.  I'm sad to say that I don't have ONE picture of them together.  Since Gracie was born, she had not been feeling well and traveling to see us was out of the question.  We did get them together a few times, she loved all her great-grands more than anything in this world.  She was so proud of each and everyone of them.  She will forever be in our hearts.  We couldn't ask for a better angel watching over our little ones.  I know she is dancing the jitter-bug with Grandpa and getting lots of hugs from Uncle Dennis.  I hope she puts in a good word or two for us, I can't wait to see her smile again.

On April 23, I participated in the Relay For Life event in Wylie and I can honestly say that it was one of the most emotional events I've been to.  Grandma was planning on attending the Survivor dinner and walking the survivor lap.  To see all those other survivors out there, brought tears to my eyes.  I was looking forward to having her out there and being there with me.  I did the Relay For Life for all the cancer survivors out there.  I hope that my kids and grandkids don't have to know what cancer is.  I hope that in my life time there will be a cure for cancer!
Cutter asks about his Oma ALL the time, I took him to the viewing and he just stared and stared at her.  He repeatedly wanted to go see her.  He kept saying Oma sleeping and I would tell him Oma is sleeping forever here, but dancing forever in Heaven.  On several occasions since the funeral, he has asked about her, wanted to talk to her, and even actually called her on his cell phone.  She loved him so much, he had just recently been given the nickname "Snookie" because Emilee said she was no longer Oma's Snookie, Cutter was.  So she started calling him that.  Before Grandma had her open heart surgery I had just started potty training Cutter and she was so proud that he was doing so well.
I love and miss her so much.

We will be back to our regularly scheduled blog starting May 1st, so please come back and visit again!!  :)