Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We'll Miss You, Grandpa.

Marty and I were on our way to go walking when we got the dreaded phone call. I knew as soon as I answered and heard my mom's voice something was wrong, and knew before she said it that Grandpa was gone. Even though it was expected it's still hard. We've known for the past few years he didn't have long and I knew he was getting so weak recently. Despite that and even knowing the last time I saw him was probably the last, there was still hope I'd see him again the next time I go "back home." I knew that wasn't likely, but still I hoped. You're never quite ready to let go of a loved one. I have peace knowing without a doubt he is in Heaven rejoicing with Jesus and seeing Grandma again. Even so, a part of me wishes he was here with us again.

So, Grandpa, give Grandma a great big hug from all of us who miss her so much. Know you are dearly loved and will be missed by so many, especially your many many family members. Thank you, Grandpa for so many wonderful sweet memories and for always having time to spend with us. Thank you for making each of us feel so very cherished. Thank you that you are the one adult in my life who never, ever had a cross word for me. Thank you for teaching us by example to thank God, to work hard, to play often and to cherish family. We will all miss you so very much. We love you, Grandpa.

My grandpa and me several years ago.

Grandpa and me

Heather and Grandpa, Branson MO 2004

Grandpa and Heather wheelchair


Angela said...

So sorry for your loss. I still miss my grandpa terribly and he went to be with the Lord 13 years ago.

Sherri Kaye said...


I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa. I know how bad it hurts to lose someone that you love. When I lost my grandma & grandpa that helped raised me, a part of me died with them. Just remember that he is rejoicing in Heaven and waiting for his loved ones to follow.

E said...

Oh man, I'm so sorry to hear it, Tammy. I'm glad you can KNOW that he is in Heaven with your grandma though.

We'll be praying for you and your whole family. Will you be traveling back home now???

Debbie said...

OUR Condolences to you and your family. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandfather. Please know that you are all in our prayers.

Elizabeth said...

I am so sorry. Knowing it would come or not, it's not really any easier. I'm thinking about you and praying for you.

Tell your mom for me too. And hugs all around.

Lana said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I know this is hard for your entire family!! Please let us know if we can do anything!

CPA Mom said...

well put Tammy. I too take comfort knowing he and Grandma are together again and I take comfort in my memories of summer visits. I know this was "expected" but it still hurts like hell.

busysingersmom said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. :( My thoughts are with you.

Hattie said...

I'm sorry about Grandpa too. I didnt have to joy of growing up with him like you but the past years knowing him and grandma were great.


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