One Amazing Grandpa

30 May

flowers and sun pic

Hi dear friends!  I know I have been MIA lately, and I am so sorry.  Life threw a couple curve balls at us the past couple weeks so we have just been trying to recover from everything.

Two weeks ago I got a call from my dad letting me know that my Grandpa passed away.  It was very sudden, and definitely not something we were expecting.  He was ninety years old, but in good health and still living on his own.  He had just bought a new red car earlier this year, and was still playing pool with his friends every week.  My grandpa was one of the kindest and most loyal people I have ever known.  He had an amazing calmness about him, and it was a quality I deeply admired.  I will always cherish my memories of him.

There was a memorial service for him in my hometown last week that Jonathan and I drove home for.  He was also a WWII veteran so there was twenty one gun veteran tribute for him at the grave site.  Both the veteran service and the memorial service were very healing experiences for me.  It was special to hear stories about his life, and the way he loved others.  He will be greatly missed.

One thing I found that was especially hard about loosing my Grandpa was not being near my family during this rough time.  It was hard to feel like I was dealing with this grief alone.  I felt like I needed to have some quality time with my sister to really deal with my emotions and reflect on my Grandpa’s life.  But I will say, my amazing husband was so loving and supportive through the whole process, and I am so very grateful for him.

A lot of things have been going on since my last post that I can’t wait to update you on, but today I would like to just end with a cheers to my amazing Grandpa!  We love you Grandpa!

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