Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Sad Sunday Gathering....

Yesterday I headed to my Mom's for a sad gathering of what is left of my teeny tiny family. My grandfather passed away yesterday morning. He had a pacemaker put in Friday and my Mom was bringing him home yesterday. She didn't make it to the door before she needed to call 911.

There has been a lot of death in my family over the past 2 1/2 yrs. My Grandmother passed in 2007, My aunt last December 2008 and now my grandfather 6 days after his 81st birthday. He will be reunited with his wife Jessie and daughter Nancy.

My family doesn't show or share emotion much. Its a difficult thing growing up that way. This has been hardest for me. He was like my Dad. He walked me down the aisle. He was always there for us.

He struggled through a lot, he lost his wife suddenly, his daughter to a life long struggle with diabetes. He lost part of his leg and learned to walk with a prosthesis.

I will miss you Poppy!




PS I lost another 3.4lbs this week. Down 6.8lbs total :)

6 comments:

PixieDust said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My gran died a year ago and I still miss her so much. Thinking of you... :)

Robyn said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Dizzy Vizzy said...

So sorry for your loss! HUGS! And thank you for sharing the picture of the two of you!!

~**Dawn**~ said...

I am so sorry about your & Chele's grandfather. It seems like it happens in waves too. My Gram passed away in October 2001 & my Gramp in January 2003.

Bluevelvet24 said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

April said...

I'm SO sorry to hear about your grandfather! :-( My thoughts are with you and your family, girlie.