Well, I've had a bit of an emotional shift since my last post... after I wrote the post I was visiting with the Ohio Suite-Smiths who had returned to be with family. Tatum and Max had both fallen asleep watching a movie (they had been up since 2 am SLC time); but it was 1 o'clock or so and I just had the overwhelming feeling that I wanted to be somewhere else. I wanted to be at my grandmas... Even though there
really wasn't anything for me to do there; I just wanted to take in the experience. Danny was skiing, and so I was pretty much flying solo...
I went to her place and by the time I got there, it was less than 30 minutes later that she passed. I was in the room, with other family members by her beside. My mom was cheering her on as she labored for breath... "You can do it, Mom!" my mother whispered to her... and "Love at Home" was playing in the background.
And just before her final breath, she got a HUGE grin on her face... the kind she used to get when she'd see my grandpa.
I can honestly say that I have a huge testimony of eternal families and the life after.... it was amazing!!!
Anyway, a lot has happened since that Saturday a week ago... the funeral service was a week ago Wed. It was beautiful; I almost felt guilty crying because it was such a huge celebration of such an amazing lady.
I am so blessed...
So, I'll get back to the stories and tales of life with Mr. Mangum, but for now, just one more post about an amazing a life changing experience.