Friday, June 20, 2008

Grandpa


My Grandpa died on Wednesday night. It's so strange how sad something can be when it's what you've been praying for and what you've been hoping would happen. I keep thinking about how free he must feel. He's been sick for so long and in pain even longer. Now, he can walk and move and talk and eat again normally. He's with family that he hasn't seen since he was a child. My grandparents have always strived to be a part of their grandchildren's lives. I'm sure he was at my baby blessing. He was at my baptism, my high school graduation, my college graduation from USU. He came all the way to Arkansas to be with me in the temple when I received my endowment. He came all the way to Minnesota to come to my wedding. When my parents moved back to Arkansas my junior year at USU, I was quite lonely. My grandparents made sure I was busy and loved and always had a place to go. I would come down for weekends and spend time and be fed good food and relax. They helped make that transition so much easier. I have been very lucky to be their grand daughter.

Grandma's coming home tomorrow. I'm excited for her to be back at home and to hopefully be of some comfort to her. I'm excited to be with family and celebrate my Grandpa who was admittedly a little scary when I was little, was a brilliant business man, and mellowed into a very loving and supportive grandpa.

7 comments:

Rhonda said...

I am so sorry about your Grandpa. It sounds like he was a wonderful man. But I am glad he is now at peace. I hope you can find comfort by being with your family right now.

Grandma Jan said...

My heart goes out to you and your grandmother and your family. May you find peace in the rememberance of this wonderful family leader with your family there to share in the memories too.
Love and Hugs,
G Jan

Alis said...

I'm sorry about your Grandpa, Liz...he sounds like a wonderful man!

Teriney said...

i love what you wrote.

Erin said...

We're thinking of you, and praying for your family.

Jen said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Grandpa.

Brittany Iverson said...

I'm so sorry about your Grandpa.