Everyone has those moments that are bittersweet and hit them in a way that shakes them.. This summer, this year as a whole has been anything but ordinary or easy. After Joker was discovered to have a torn meniscus in his stifle, I was shaken and since then have been rehabbing him.. It is going great and he is re-entering the ring this Wednesday at Sussex County Farm and Horse Show. I am going in with the attitude of just enjoy myself and what happens happens.. During this year however, with the battle with trying to come to terms with Joker's injury..for the first time in 24 years I had the support of my father's mother. My other grandmother. I am not close to most of my outside family, so this means a lot to me..especially now that my mother's mother has been passed three years and she lived in the same house as us.. Sadly though, in between the boyfriend conversations, work discussions and random banter, she was diagnosed with leukemia and two types of blood cancer. Hearing her go from being bright some days, to very weak being a challenge. Yet every conversation we would talk about our days and laugh about things.. Three days ago I got the phone call as she began to go down hill that she had passed away. I won't be greedy and cry, or say it is not fair..as I actually got to know her for the first time in my life. And I also won't be angry.. To say this is easy, would be a lie.. and with going back to college in a few weeks my mind is everywhere; especially at work and while I train. All I can do is be there for my dad and do my best to keep focused.. On Wednesday with all the support she gave me, I will definitely be riding for her every footfall and step. And I will always remember how she believed in me and quickly became my friend.
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Good luck and safety at your show with Joker. You'll be great.
Hugs for you about your grandmother. It's a sorrowful loss, however from what I see, you're strong and you and your family will get through these hard times bruised but unbroken. Stand firm and ride on. My condolences to you and your family.
*hugs* Thanks Crimson. It makes you really value the time you have with someone, as well as appreciate what you have. I feel bad for her husband (she remarried) as he lives down in Georgia. I am hoping he moves up here to be closer to some family so he is not by himself.