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    Posted December 17, 2014 by
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    Those we lost in 2014

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    She Loved Me


    My grandmother, Josephine Scott, departed this earth on February 23, 2014. I was devastated because she meant the world to me. She was the only person to give me unconditional love.


    She helped raise me. When I wasn't in school, I was with her. I took many a plane or car ride to be with her. 


    We had our secrets. She would occasionally say to me, "Now don't tell grandpa."  Our bond was tried and true.


    She battled cancer bravely for two years. Near the end her mind was weakening.  My aunt called me on a Tuesday and told me where she was and I should see her soon. Wednesday I drove 5 hours by myself to see her. I thank God I did.


    I arrived at the hospital to see my once vibrant, energetic Grandma, now only weak and frail. Everyone told me she would not know me. I had prepared myself mentally for that to happen. She could barely speak.


    Within seconds she whispered my name, "Melissa." Again, but louder, "Melissa."  Again, but even louder, "Melissa."  Then she sat up in bed and yelled "Melissa!"  Tears poured down my cheeks.


    She then whispered in my ear, "I know you are here." 


    I read a poem and recited the Lord's Prayer to her. I gave her a kiss and said "I love you always and forever."  She whispered in my ear her final words to me, "I love you too, honey."


    The photo above was taken by me on that last day I had with her. Four days later on February 23rd she died, but she will always continue to live inside of me.

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