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Thankful Thursday #4: A Grandma’s Love

My husband, Brian, and I originally planned to be married on December 9, 2006. 

Early in January 2006, Brian’s grandmother, Grandma Hig, suffered a bout of pneumonia.  At the time, no one was certain if Grandma would make it until the December wedding.  Having already lost all of my grandparents, and knowing that Grandma Hig was Brian’s only living grandparent, we decided to get married early so that Grandma would be able to attend.  So, we had a very small church ceremony on January 27, 2006.

Because we had already put the down payment on our reception venue, we decided to go ahead with the reception on December 9, 2006. 

We were blessed to have Grandma Hig in attendance there as well.


She danced with Brian


and smothered me with smooches. 


We celebrated her 90th birthday in 2008…

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And both of my kids got to experience Grandma Hig’s hugs and love..


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In 2009, Grandma Hig had to have surgery on her colon, which resulted in a colostomy.  She didn’t like it.  When we visited her in October 2009, she told me that if it was the last thing she ever did, she was getting the colostomy reversed.  As she put it, she wanted to “go out like she came in.”

Grandma Hig had surgery last week to repair a hernia and reverse her colostomy.  She appeared to do well after the surgery and was released from the hospital after only 4 days. 

Grandma Hig passed from this life into the next on Friday, April 23, 2010. 

As she walks the streets of glory, I wanted to take a moment to honor her life and say how thankful I am to have had the privilege of having Grandma Hig in my life.

I am thankful that she was able to attend our wedding.

I am thankful that she danced with Brian at our reception.

I am thankful that she was able to meet and love both of our kids.

I am thankful that she was able to get her colostomy reversed and that she got to “go out the way she came in.”

I am really going to miss her.

Be blessed,


Lady V dZine

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Oh, this brought tears to my eyes. How blessed you are to have these memories of Grandma Hig. I lost my grandmother in 2006, and not a day goes by that I do not think of her. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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