We are still in Ohio, still waiting for Grams to take her final breaths and finish her life on earth.
We visited the nursing home again this evening. I thought I had said all I needed to say to her, but in the car on the way there, I realized I had a few more things I wanted to tell her, if there's a chance she can still hear me.
I told her all about Tucker and Tyler. I told her that Robb and I also have two children in heaven, and I want her to go on Home and rock them in her arms. And I sang to her: Blessed Assurance and I'll Fly Away. Those are two songs I remember her singing in her healthy, happy days.
I told her to go on to heaven.
Before we left, we spoke with a nurse who said that Grams' kidneys are shutting down, and her lungs will be the next to go. She is struggling to breathe, and I even thought for a moment that she had stopped breathing completely as I visited with her. Maybe tonight's the night.
It's time, Grams. You can go.