It was expected, eventually. She was 87, in a nursing home, and suffering from dementia.
Elle didn't attend the funeral festivities. Instead, my Mom watched her for 9 hours. I've worked myself up to leaving Elle for an hour or two to do a little food shopping. But NINE HOURS was crazy long. I hated it.
My husband's speech about his lost Grandma was emotional. He teared and cried when he said, "My only regret is that Grandma will never meet or know Elle."