ruth gail ramirez  july 10, 1928-january 08, 2012

my beautiful grandmother passed away peacefully this weekend just four months after my grandpa. she was in the late stages of alzheimer’s disease. even though we knew this day was coming, it does not make losing her any easier. i am thankful i was able to be with her before she passed and was there for her last rites. all i wanted to do was get in her bed with her and never let go. my grandma was always feisty and i adored her for it. she always spoke her mind. i had a very special bond with my grandma and my heart aches that she is gone. grandma…i love you so much. i hope you are with your momma & daddy again. please give grandpa a big hug for me. until we meet again….xoxo.

21 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 4:25 am

    Oh Jenn…these are really the times that I wish we lived closer! I want to bring you a coffee cake and come give you a big hug. 🙁 I know how special she was to you and I’m so sorry honey. It’s never easy no matter how expected it is. At least she is with your granpda now and no longer battling that awful disease. Praying for you & your family today!

  2. Danielle Spradlin
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 4:45 am

    Jen I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Dusty
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 5:13 am

    So sorry for your loss. We lost my stepfather Friday after a long battle with cancer. I know he’s now at peace. Hugs to you and your family.

  4. Neris
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 5:58 am

    so sorry to hear that Jenn! death of the family member is never easy! i’ll be thinking and praying for you and your family!


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  5. My Dressy Ways
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    Oh Jenn. I’m so sorry. Sending you love and virtual hugs hon.

  6. Amber ~Real Girl Glam
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    I am so sorry to here this! My prayers are with you and your family. It is good to hear that you were able to be with her when she passed.

  7. Jen
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Jen. I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts.

    I too was close to my grandmother when I lost her… I was 13, and even today, I have a very hard time dealing with the fact that I miss her so much and how I wish she could have seen me through many of life’s milestones. I’m sure you will cherish all your memories with her and you’ll always keep her close to your heart.


  8. Alysson
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    oh my I am so so sorry!!! You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers today!

  9. Windy Keefe
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    I’m so sorry. I am close to my grandma too.

  10. Fashion By Alicia
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    So sorry for your loss Jenn.

  11. summer
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    it’s been a rough few months for you, Jenn, and my heart is heavy for your loss…

    Know that I’m here if you need me for anything… but I’ll always be praying! xoxo

  12. Pencil Skirts and Lattes
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    awww sweetie. 🙁 so sorry for your loss. my grandma’s name was Ruth also. special, special lady. 🙂 hugs to you xoxo

  13. Amy
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss Jenny, grandparents hold such a special place in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. I did tear up reading she only lasted 4 months after your grand pop, I hope I go that quick after my hubs! God bless, Beautiful!

  14. Hotsy Malone
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    My heart goes out to you and your family. Your Grandmother was a beautiful lady from your photos and you are blessed to have spent so much time with her and have those precious memories.

  15. Jennifer
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have only been following your blog for a short time but when I saw the beautiful profile photo of your grandmother and you and read her passing I literally began to well up with tears. Again I am truly sorry, but as long as you keep her alive in your heart she will never leave you as I am sure you already do.

  16. the Blah Blah Blahger
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    Oh, I’m so sorry for your loss. We lost my grandma last Christmas…it’s hard to believe a year has gone by, but I’m so blessed to know she and my grandpa are together again. May that knowledge and your sweet memories sustain you.

  17. Holly
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    It is never easy to lose someone you love, I am so sorry for your loss. My grandma was 90 years old when she passed and I still wanted many more years with her. Hugs to you and thank you for sharing with your readers.

  18. Tara
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    So sorry for your loss Jenn

  19. Jamie
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

    You were so lucky to have your grandmother as long as you did. Remember her young and vibrant. I bet she was a beauty like you. All the best to you and your family during this time.

  20. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    Oh Jenn, I’m so sorry for your loss.

  21. Maribel R.
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    First of all *hugs*, 2 years ago we suddenly lost my grandmother. When my husband walked in the door with a blank stare and a tear I knew something had happened. It is still and open wound and we it completely took us by surprise even though we knew she was not feeling 100%. there isn’t a day I don’t miss her and as I am sitting her writing you I am full of tears. Cherish the moments you had with her, that’s what I do when I pick up the phone (still to this day) and want to call her. May your grandmother rest in peace. I can see she was as sweet as any grandmother can be.