Sunday, September 20, 2009

OMG!

That's the only title I could come up with tonight. I have nothing to start with except "Oh, my goodness!!" Seriously. My aunt called today to tell me that my grandfather died last night. It's not that it wasn't expected because he has been deteriorating pretty rapidly, but it's still not easy. It just hit me this afternoon that I have no grandparents left. My maternal grandparents died when I was in high school and college. My mom and dad left for Aruba this morning. I guess they finally got a hold of my dad this afternoon. I don't know what they will do. Come home? Stay? I would like to go to the services in Wisconsin, but now that I have a big-ass television and the vet bill from Hell (more on that later), can we afford it? Vince is working 16 hour days with no days off for 3 weeks. Ugh. And Audrey has school. I just don't know. My grandpa was such a wonderful man. He used to make homemade pizza for us when we would come to visit. So yummy! And still when I smell pipe smoke, I think of him, I look around for him. His laugh was infectious. And he gave great hugs. I'm so glad that we took the time to see him at Easter when we visited. Even though the dementia was getting worse, he knew me and was so happy to see me and the kids. The girls were giving him hugs and he just smiled so big. We took some pictures with him and with my Grandma too.

Just look at their smiles! They will live in my heart forever and I know that I will be with them again some day.

1 comment:

I am a silly cow. :p said...

Oh hon, sorry to hear about your loss. I am glad you still have great memories to remember!