22 September 2009

At peace.

My Grandpa passed away this morning... he went quickly and did not linger... his breathing became labored and shortly after it stopped and then he was gone. I think we are all relieved that he won't have to go slowly at hospice. He is with his beloved wife Ethel now and we can all start the healing process. You will be missed Grandpa... maybe more than you will ever know.

7 January 1918 - 22 September 2009

Christmas at Home!

12 comments:

Bette said...

My condolences, honey. No matter how the departure -- and this sounds like a decent one -- it still hurts to say goodbye.

But what a good long life to remember! You were blessed.

My prayers will be with your family.

P.S. Great picture! Laughing with a big dog plopped on his lap...I bet he was a lot of fun.

Bree said...

I'm so sorry for your loss but grateful that he didn't linger. I lost my great-grandmother, of whom I was very close, 9 years ago & it's a loss I still feel today. The memories help get me through, just as the wonderful memories of a great man will help you through the grief. & what a contagious smile he had :o) Lots of love & prayers girl ♥

neverapartinheart said...

Oh Tucker I am so sorry to hear that your grandfather passed. Its so incredibly hard to lose someone that you had such a strong bond with. I hope that you can start the healing now.

If you need anything at all let me know.

HellcatBetty said...

So sorry sweetie. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. *hugs*

kimba said...

I hope you can find peace in all your wonderful memories.

Brittany said...

Sweetie, I am so, so sorry.

Kanani said...

My condolences. I'm so sory. He looks like he had a generous spirit, and easy smile. Hold tight to those memories, it's through those that his love will sustain you.

Post Tenebras Lux said...

I'm so very sorry.

Snarky Navy Wife said...

What a lucky man to have had such a loving family around him through his whole life, all the way to the end.

You're in my thoughts, chica.

Meghan said...

What a wonderful, happy picture! that's definitely the way to remember your grandpa.

liberal army wife said...

as Meghan says, that picture is the wonderful way to remember a guy with love and obviously a sense of humour! any man who lets a hunting hound sit in his lap while he opens Xmas presents, understood what was important in life.

I know you are grieving his loss, but remember to (when you can) celebrate the fact that you got to know and love this man, that you got to learn from his generosity of heart and love of family. a

Love ya, kiddo.

LAW

Army Duck said...

I'm really sorry hun. B's Grandma passed away Tuesday morning too so we are heading back home tomorrow for the funeral and to be with our family. I know what you mean about being happy for them that they are no longer in pain and are at peace but its still horrible to be with out someone you love so much. Hang in there girl, we are all here for you.

Cassandra