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June 4, 2012

This isn’t exactly what I was planning on writing about this morning, but sometimes things don’t work out according to plan, right.  Last night my sweet grandpa passed away peacefully with all of his children around him.  He has been sick for a little while, and he was ready to go and meet his sweetheart in heaven.

1985[ Me and Heidi and my grandpa, summer of 1985 ]

It is bittersweet.  Bitter because I”ll miss him.  Because I had plans to visit him today.  Because I didn’t go on Saturday.  Sweet because I would much rather him spend today walking along with his dear sweetheart in heaven than laying in bed here.  Sweet because I’m sure I’ll see him again.  And I’ll bet the time between now and then only feels long to me.

4 generations

[Me, my dad and my grandpa two years ago, June 2010. ]

He is the last of my grandparents to die.  It’s the end of a generation.  But from those four grandparents there are three and four generatins here.  And the fifth generation isn’t too far behind.  Life moves on, an ending here is just a beginning somewhere else.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. June 4, 2012 10:13 am

    Awwwww … I’m so sorry for your loss. I love the four-generation picture, and your sweet attitude and comments about endings/beginnings and the good stuff in between. {{{Hugs}}}

  2. June 4, 2012 10:32 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Bittersweet indeed. I’m glad you’re seeing the sweet sides of things, too. :)

  3. June 4, 2012 11:02 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Grandpa’s passing. This was a very sweet post. He would be so proud of you today.

  4. June 4, 2012 11:50 am

    **Hugs**

    xox

  5. June 4, 2012 11:51 am

    I am so sorry about your loss. It sounds like the teo of you were blessed with a good connection. Take care!

  6. June 4, 2012 12:51 pm

    This brought tears to my eyes. Your words in this time show that you are sad but, my gosh, how they remind me of our eternal gift that’s waiting. I’m sure your grandpa is having such a good time filling your grandma’s cheeks with kisses today. :)

  7. June 4, 2012 1:01 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, but so glad that you’ll all be together eternally!!

  8. June 4, 2012 4:16 pm

    So sad, but you are right, he will be with his sweetheart and that is so wonderful. A mixed up kind of happy sadness isn’t it?

  9. June 4, 2012 5:36 pm

    So sorry. I lost the last of my grandparents 3 yrs ago. ((hugs))

  10. Melinda Crapo permalink
    June 5, 2012 3:05 am

    I love you!

  11. Rebecca Snider permalink
    June 5, 2012 8:52 am

    Very beautifully written. So powerfully felt. I am sorry for your loss. Much love.

  12. Laurel permalink
    June 5, 2012 1:16 pm

    I loved your thoughts. So beautifully stated.

  13. June 6, 2012 6:44 pm

    Such a very sweet post. Even though we know -esp in old age – that their passing is inevitable, and even a blessing, it’s still a bittersweet time to remember and mourn and love.

    Big hugs to you! (Sorry I bugged you with that email the other day. I felt so lame. Sheesh.)

  14. Rachel permalink
    June 8, 2012 9:14 pm

    Sorry to hear that!!! My love goes to you and your family!

  15. June 14, 2012 9:00 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you x

  16. June 26, 2012 6:38 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your post is beautiful and causes me to ponder how the wait seems much longer to us than to them. I look so forward to meeting my mom in heaven one day. :0)

  17. September 20, 2012 12:26 pm

    God bless him. sorry for you and your families loss :(

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