Monday, April 04, 2011

Be at Peace

Sadly my grandfather lost his short battle with cancer and passed away this past weekend. I can't begin to explain my feelings, almost a year after my mom passed away. And I can't even begin to imagine or comprehend what my grandmother is going through, to lose your only daughter and spouse within such a short period of time. All I can hope is that my papa is now at peace, and is a place where he can be with his daughter.

I grew up spending a lot of time with my mom's parents, they spent their winter months living with us as I grew up while we would spend our summer months living with them. They were like second parents to me and I will always have such wonderful memories of all the things we did together.

Our last fishing trip in fall 2009:

Spending time with Little P in Jan 2011:

He was a veteran, a fisherman, a golfer, a handyman, a gardener, a magician, a friend, and I will always love him.

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. ~Eskimo Legend


cherelli said...

I'm really sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing; you are so fortunate to have spent more time with your grandparents than many - and have some wonderful memories; I hope your grandmother is doing ok, I'm glad you two can be together to get through this/understand each other's grief.

Alili said...

LZ, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your family - cherish those wonderful memories, as I am sure you will.

Rebecca said...

I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Alicia Parr said...

Oh, and your family have had to go through so much. My thoughts are with you.