We have been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster. We found out yesterday that our dear friend had lost her battle with cancer. She had been doing great after beating breast cancer in 2008 and then that went into brain cancer this past spring. She was doing great and then started feeling dizzy and ill. A spinal tap showed that the cancer was all through her body and her body just could not handle any more treatment. This beautiful, generous and loving women came into our life when Bradly and Nicholas did. She is Bradly’s paternal birth grandmother. She became part of our family and all of our kids called her Grandma Nancy. As well as becoming a grandma to all of our children, she became a very good friend to Steve and I. She was only 9 years older than my hubby and she was so good to all of us. She always treated Nicholas as her grandchild too and he doesn’t have any idea she was really just Brad’s grandma. The hardest part is yet to come. After school today, we have to tell the boys. We are so concerned about how Bradly is going to take this news. Grandma Nancy has been the one constant person in his life through all the upheavals and trauma he has endured in his life. It will hurt him terribly and my heart just breaks for him. Any of you who believe in the power of prayer could pray for wisdom for us and comfort for Bradly. Your prayers would mean so much.
Grandma Nancy is the red head in the middle back behind Brad and Nick. Nancy’s mother is in the pink shirt and she is lovingly called “Cookie Grandma” by all of her grandchildren. My mom, Grandma Hubbard is in the blue slacks. This photo was taken three years ago at the boy’s adoption.:o)