Monday, May 04, 2009

some sad news

Over the weekend, we went to visit my MIL. We also went to visit Satoshi's grandma. It was a good thing too, when we arrived on Saturday afternoon, she was in and out of conciousness. (this photo was from our visit in January 2009.)

After coming back from Kyoto on Sunday evening, we got the phone call from my MIL, Satoshi's grandma had just passed away. She was 101.

MIL and Satoshi seem to be taking the news okay. The thing I will miss about her was her warm smile and her mis-pronouncing my name. She would always call me "Kyaria-chan". We'll miss you Hikone Grandma.

32 comments:

shar said...

Aloha Kat, I am so sorry for your and Satoshis loss..I am sure she will be very missed.

take care

Su-Lin said...

Very sorry to hear your news...my thoughts are with you and Satoshi and Satoshi's family too.

Lynne said...

I am so sorry Kat to hear of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your husband's grandmother.

biancorosso said...

Dear Kat,
I'm very sorry for your and Satoshi's loss.
Hugs,
Mari

Anonymous said...

My condolences to your family, Kat. Take care.

OkiHwn said...

My sincerest condolences Kat1

Suze said...

Sorry to hear about Satoshi's grandma. Glad you made it in time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Satoshi's family.

Debinhawaii said...

I am so sorry for your loss and for Satoshi and his family. My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.

Aya said...

I am so sorry for your loss and your husband & your family.
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Rowena... said...

Hi Kat, I just saw in my email that you had left a comment -- my condolences to the family, but I am glad that you were able to visit her one last time. That is such a sweet photo that you shared.

Trying to get into the groove but doesn't help that my internet seems to be having the hiccups again! Not that it matters...I am back again with the battle against the weed invasion in the garden. Ai-yai-yai!

Lori said...

I'm sorry to hear about this Kat - Please take care.

Deb said...

Oh I'm so sorry:( A blessing that you were with her that last visit. Her warm smile is certainly evident in this sweet photo. She looks so dear. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Kat.

Sugar said...

please accept my condolences on your loss, sending prayers for the family.
she lived a long, & rich life.
God bless...

Joann said...

My condolences to your family, Kat!! So glad you got to see her recently.

2kamuela47 said...

My condolences to the family. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

cybele said...

You have my condolences. What a wonderful blessing it is to know ones grandparents as adults. I'm sure she treasured the time you spent with her.

grace said...

sorry about your loss - glad you were all able to share good moments together and hope you all take good care.

ADB said...

My condolences on your sad loss. Wishing you strength in coming to terms with it. 101 years of age is something to be very proud of.

genkitummy said...

Kat, I'm sorry for your loss. Take care.

creampuff said...

Oh my condolences to you and Satoshi, Kat! Thinking of you!

K and S said...

Thank you Shar, Su-Lin, Lynne, Mari, Anon, Nate, Suze, DebinHawaii, Aya, Rowena, Lori, Deb, Sugar, Joann, Laura, cybele, grace, ADB, genki & creampuff.

It means a lot. I will pass your condolences onto Satoshi and his family.

Take care everyone!
Kat

A said...

Ms. Kat, Condolences to you and Mr. Satoshi and his mum. She looks so dear and would be sorely missed.

KirkK said...

Our most sincere condolences, Kat.

moshi mooch said...

Hi Kat,

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Big Hug!

Pandabonium said...

Our heartfelt condolences. What a warm picture!

101 years - I can't help but marvel while thinking about all she must have experienced in her lifetime. You will never forget her and always hold dear her memory.

Namuamidabutsu.

Jann said...

This is very sad news~she will be missed by your family. Many blessings to you and Satoshi

Jenster said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family, Kat. In the photo, you can tell she was a beautiful woman.

K and S said...

Thank you A, Kirkk, moshi mooch, PB, Jann & Jenster.

Take care.
Kat

Barbara said...

I'm sorry for you loss Kat. Love to you and Satoshi.

K and S said...

Thank you Barbara. Hugs to you.

Take care.
Kat

manju said...

Gosh, I remember when you posted about visiting with her at new year's... I'm so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to Satoshi and his family.

K and S said...

Thank you Manju, we were quite surprised at how rapidly she declined, but know she had a full life.

Take care.
Kat