Dominga Pacson Reyes
May 12, 1910 to October 29, 2010
Very early this morning, Ace's maternal grandmother passed away. She was 100 years, 6 months and 2 weeks old. We knew the end was coming near, and the entire family gathered last night at the hospital to be with her.
I took Carter into his Great Lola's hospital room for what I felt would probably be his last goodbye. He asked me if he could touch her, and I said go ahead. He went up to her, took her hand in his, and just held it and rubbed it for several minutes. He said "Feel better Great Lola" and we left. We'd been talking about death with Carter over the past week to prepare him. He had asked a lot of questions and seemed to understand.
At 12:11 a.m. Great Lola passed away. This morning when Carter woke up, Ace and I told him the news. At first, he seemed a little stunned, processing that she really was gone. Then, he smiled a big bright smile and said "Today is her first day in heaven! She is with Jesus now!"
Our precious little five year old son understood perfectly. While we are very sad that she will no longer be with us and will miss her presence, we should also celebrate! While we on earth are mourning, she is embarking on her new life. Her everlasting life through the Lord!