i just got news that my grandmother passed away. it wasn't totally unexpected because she'd been ill since the beginning of the year. but we had been hoping that she was getting a bit better, so the news is still surprising.
i'm sad that i hadn't gone to see her when my parents went to the hospital this afternoon (i didn't want to go with my germs). i'm sad that i didn't get to talk to her more. i'm sad that my kids have lost a great-grandparent. i'm sad that my dad doesn't have either of his parents anymore.