Where Isalys has been...

Hey everyone!

I'm sure you've all noticed that it's been awfully quiet around here lately.  I was supposed to be in Vegas all last week for work.  My hubs, who normally doesn't join me on these trips decided to tag along this year.  We flew into Vegas on Saturday afternoon to have a couple days of down-time before I had to start work on Monday.

Unfortunately, things did NOT go as planned!  On Sunday (yes, Mother's Day), my family notified me that my grandmother was taken to the hospital because of a severe pain she had gotten in her upper back.  As it turns out, it was her heart.  They had to rush her into emergency open heart surgery to repair the artery that had ruptured.  By Sunday night, we got the call that the doctors managed to repair the artery but my grandma's heart was too weak and she passed away on the operating table.  Needless to say, this was a HUGE shock since as far as we all knew, she was feeling well and was not sick.

Thankfully my husband was with me and he arranged to get us back home on Monday.  I was a wreck so I know I couldn't have managed without him!  He was my ROCK this past week!  Rather than participating in work-related festivities as planned, I spent the week mourning my grandma with my family.  As my cousin said, "life happens when you're busy making plans."

Thank you for all the warm wishes sent my way and a special thank you to my best friend Vanessa for being there for me and my family when we needed it most ♥

I am proud to say that I am named after two incredible, strong, hard-working and loving women.  I am the third generation Isolda and I can only hope that I continue making my grandma proud! Maybe one day we'll continue her legacy with Isolda the fourth ;)

Rest in peace Abuela Isolda ♥ Nunca te olvidaré y siempre te voy a querer!


My grandma, Isolda U. Garces as a young woman in Cuba (early 1950s)
Wasn't she beautiful?

On her birthday with her first three grandchildren

Mom and daughter, the first two Isoldas :)

The last picture I took with her on my 32nd birthday last month.

I've taken this week off from blogging because frankly my heart hasn't been in it.  I will be back soon though.  Thanks again for the support!

Love you all,
Isolda Alicia
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32 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your loss. RIP Isolda.

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss sweetie. She was a beautiful woman and I'm sure she was remarkable and amazing just like you.

    I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. Love you hun!

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  3. Love you chica! *hugs* May you all find solace in this time of loss by remembering her greatness. ♥

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  4. I'm so sorry about your loss. If you need anything in here! Miss you

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  5. Love you my friend. Whatever you need, don't hesitate to call. I can say from experience that time helps with the hurt. I lost my Abuelita almost 3 years ago so I know how you're feeling. I like to think they've met in that great big Versailles in the sky and are hanging out having some cafecito.

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  6. Oh mamita I am so sorry. How old was your wonderful abuelita? God bless her. And thank God your hubby happened to be with you. *hugs*

    I like Jen's idea of them having cafe and chatting about you girls.

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss! Hugs from me!

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  8. I am so very sorry for your loss... I lost my Abuelita yesterday, and I am so sad to not be able to go to Puerto Rico to be with my family, I am there in spirit... many prayers and hugs to your family at this time.

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  9. So very sorry for your loss. (((big hugs)))

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  10. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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  11. Oh, I am so sorry. She was a very beautiful woman- I'm sure inside as much as outside.

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing! My condolences to you & your family!

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear about this. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear this, Isalys. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  15. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  16. My deepest condolences on your loss. I'm so glad, though, that your grandma got to see so many generations flourish within her family- we should all be so lucky! It sounds like she had a very full life, too. And what a gorgeous photo of her as a young lady!

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  17. My continued prayers are with you and your family!
    {{{{{{ hugs }}}}}}

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  18. My condolences, sweetheart, and a huge huge hug. Please take care of yourself. x

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  19. I had no idea you'd lost your sweet Abuela! I wondered where you'd been all week. I'm so sorry, Isa. This news hurts my heart. :-( Holler if you need a chat or a virtual hug. I'm sending you plenty of hugs whether you like them or not. HA! *SQUISH!*

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  20. I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. *hugs*

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  21. I am sorry for your loss Isalys.

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  22. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Love you chick xx

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  23. I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. Hugs!

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  24. best wishes and peace to you and your family *hugs*

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  25. I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose a beloved grandparent.

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  26. Oh no, while you were on holiday as well :( My thoughts are with you and your family *many hugs*

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  27. I'm very sorry for your loss.

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  28. Sending lots of hugs your way! Remember that you have another angel watching over you!

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  29. Sending lots of hugs your way! Remember that you have another angel watching over you!

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