Friday, March 02, 2007

A death in the family




My Granddad died just awhile ago, about 1pm. My grandad was 101 and was in pretty good health until this last year. Its been a rough last year, the body just wore out. But he is now with his son (my dad), daughter, wife, and his maker. I wasn't there. He had been in the hospital was doing better and they were going to move him to rehab when it all went south. Good bye Grand dad, I love you. Thankyou for all the good times, the fun times, all the hair cuts and quarters, your wisdom, your spunk, your love for playing cards, your love for your family, thank you. Don't have the arrangements yet, but when I do, I'll post them.

19 comments:

net said...

((((Abi))))

Prayers ascending for your family! And I'm glad y'all are OK after the round of storms yesterday!

zorra said...

May God bless and comfort your family. I'll pray for y'all this weekend.

zorra said...

May God bless and comfort your family. I'll be praying for y'all this weekend.

TN Rambler said...

Abi,
You grieve, but your grief is tempered by a celebration of a life well-lived. Prayers being raised for you and your family.
Wayne

Songbird said...

Abi, I'm sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

Psalmist said...

You and my family are in my prayers, Abi. Thank you for this lovely witness to a long life lived well. May God hold you all close at this time.

Cathy said...

Abi, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your grandfather. He lived a good long life and so fortunate to have you as a granddaughter. Praying for you.

Sue said...

(((Abi)))

mid-life rookie said...

((((Abi))))
May I just sit with you on the mourner's bench for a while and pray silently?

Kristen said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

DogBlogger said...

(((Abi)))

mary beth said...

Sweet Abi,

Sorry for this loss in your life. I know doing the funeral will be a struggle for you. You will be in my prayers.

April said...

Praying for all of you, Abi. Blessings.

Susie said...

Prayers and and blessings for you and your family, Abi.

swandive said...

Rest Eternal grant to Abi's Grand-Dad, O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon him.
May his soul, and the souls of all the departed,
Through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
(BCP, Page 502)
(((((Abi)))))

Sally said...

Prayers are with you

mompriest said...

Abi, you and your family are in my prayers. In the Episcopal Church we always say: pray for the repose of his soul, may he rest in peace+ and I always trust that the words are intended for us, for God has already wrapped God's arms around our loved ones, and all is well and good in that place of eternal rest. So, may God's arms embrace you and your family in the days ahead, that you too are surrounded by that peace and love. It is sacred ground we walk upon when we celebrate a life lived.

Catherine + said...

I know what it is to do the service for a very close family member; I did it for my mom the day after Mother's day in 2005 [also my birthday that year too]. Rev Abi, may light perpetual shine upon him. Remember, Jesus is at your elbow, 24/7.

Catherine+

Brett said...

I have struggled as well with the loss of loved ones recently. May God grant you peace and comfort in the days ahead.