Losing A Loved One
As some of you may have noticed, I have been off the grid for the last week and a half. Definitely the longest break from social media that I have taken in awhile.
My unforeseen break started Saturday morning as I was woken up by a phone call from my sister in Ontario. Now, I have always been the type to panic when receiving unprecedented, early morning phone calls. So of course, the minute I saw two missed calls at 6am on a Saturday, my heart sank. I quickly hit redial and my first words to my sister were, "what?!".
The tone in my sister's voice when she replied with, "Joti..." was telling enough and I immediately knew my world was about to be flipped upside down. It turned out that my grandmother was in the hospital, and it didn't look good. As I hung up the phone, all I knew was that I had to go home and be with my family and needed to see my grandmother.
The rest of the morning was a blur as I rushed to my other sister's house and we both booked flights back east for later in the afternoon. I returned to my home, packed a random mess of things, and rushed back to my sister's.
As we made it to the airport and checked in, we got the news that my grandmother didn't make it. It was one of the hardest and saddest moments of my life.
I flew out to Ontario and spent the week with my family and mourned the loss of someone closest to my heart.
My grandmother was one of the strongest, liveliest, and most loving of people. I have so many fond memories of us together; from my childhood all the way through to adulthood. I was lucky enough to have her in my life and to have gotten the opportunity to spend so many precious moments with her. This past week has been really tough, and I know that it will be even harder to not see her when I go back home to Ontario. All that I know for the time being is that I will keep her memory close to me and never forget how much I loved her. <3