Today my father called me around 1:30 pm to let me know that Grandma seemed to be in decline and that he knew I wanted to come visit today.
I got up there around 2:15 and stayed for about 4 hours. She was asleep the whole time, nobody could get her to stay awake very long and she wouldn’t open her eyes even when she was awake. When I was getting ready to leave, I gave her a quick kiss on the forehead, and said I love you, grandma and she opened her eyes and looked at me and smiled.
She looked around and said “everyone’s here!” And smiled again- literally the only words she has uttered the entire day. I gave her another hug and she opened her eyes again and smiled at me. I just said “I love you so much!”
My uncle was crying and he said “that was really incredible.” One of my cousins said “Wow, Jen has the magic touch!” I don’t know why she responded to me and not one of the others, but I am tucking that moment away, close to my heart, no matter what happens.