Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Death of a Loved One

It is always difficult to see someone you love suffer but it is even more difficult to know that they are leaving this earth. This last week Donnie's grandfather passed away and it was difficult. It was difficult to go to the hospital to see him talking and joking and then the next day to go up and see that he was not responsive. It was wonderful to see how much family came to surround him and how much love was felt in the room. It was amazing to see the strength of Jeanie and the love she has for her dad. Again it was amazing to see the love that was felt for this wonderful man. I had the opportunity to get to know him for 3 1/2 years. I wish I would have got more time but I am thankful to have known him. It was so fun to listen to all the stories that children and grandchildren had of him. I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to tell him goodbye and that we could let him know that we were there for him but that there were others waiting for him to join them in heaven. Donnie was able to take some pictures at the hospital and that was really nice. He got a great one of him and grandpa and I am so glad he did!! I took a picture of Jeanie and him off facebook because I absolutely love it!!! We are all going to miss him but at least we know that we will be reunited again. We Love you Grandpa!!! XOXO!