Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The best person I know


My grandmother, Betty Jo, went in to the hospital last week because of pneumonia, after some tests we now know that she has extensive lung and bone cancer. She has never smoked a day in her life. This has been a devestating blow to our family. I can truly say with no reservation that she is the best person I know. I have never, not once, heard her say a bad thing about anyone. She is always trying to find the best in everyone. She is a very talented musician. She plays the piano beautifully and has passed that gift on to me and the rest of her grandchildren. She has the most infectious laugh, she loves to giggle. Her and my grandpa have the kind of love and relationship that most only dream of. I love her and we will fight in this battle together, whatever the outcome.

8 comments:

ang said...

Oh Hilary, I am so sorry to hear that your grandma is sick. She sure sounds like a wonderful lady. We'll be praying for her! See you Thursday!

Callgirl said...

Hil, sorry about your grandma. It seems like when it rains it pours. You are always in our prayers.

annhomaker said...

Hilary,
I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. I think it is wonderful how much support she has as she starts through this trial. It is hard to see someone so special have to go through such a hard thing. I can sense the special bond that you have with her.
My son had testicular cancer when he was 18. It had metastasized to his lungs. He went through chemo and had his testicle removed. He is 20 now and cancer free. I guess that what I am saying, is that because of this experience, we have grown close as a family and it is the support of great family and friends that helped us through this trial. I know that your grandma will be watched over and that also your family as you support her through this.
I hope that Daxton's doing great. He is such a cute little stinker. I love the little chunky cheeks.
Take care,
Grandma Ann (Alexander Douglas Stewart-HLHS-transplant) Alex has a blogspot now. alexanderstewart@blogspot.com

Family Scads said...

I am so sorry! She will be in my prayers. I can only imagine how loved she is!
-Kim

Sara and Stefano said...

Dear Hilary,
I am so sorry to hear about your Grandma. I can imagine you're having a very hard time right now. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, and know I am here if you need anything.

Love,
Sara

The Dangerfield Family said...

I'm so sad to hear that news. I've always loved your grandma too. She is such a great lady. I'll be praying for her. Love ya Hilary! -Erin

Orley said...

I just got some beef jerky and diet root beer I can bring her... I'll share with her if she'll play the piano for me.

Juliann said...

Oh Hilary, my heart is breaking. Truly, your grandma is one of the best people that I know, too. Your family has been through so much. She is in my prayers.