Saturday, July 11, 2009

~heartbroken~

This is a hard post to write.
My Grandpa passed away last night in his sleep.
He lived a good long life.
He had a passion for gardening and had a beautiful dahlia garden.
He loved his family, his kids, and his grand kids.
He was so incredibly funny, even towards the end when he was in so much pain, he still joked around.
One thing I remember about him is that every year at Christmas he always put up outdoor lights.
All over the house and in the trees.
Over the years as he got older, he would just put them in the trees where he didn't have to climb on a ladder, but he always put them out.
He did this for all the kids.
He was completely unselfish.
We spent our summers growing up going swimming in his pool.
It was always a treat to visit him.
I saw him a couple days ago and as I left I thought to myself that that might be the last time I would see him.
I am sad to say it was.
I'll miss him so much.
He was a great man who filled many lives with happiness.
love you Grandpa...
xoxo

71 comments:

Backyard Candle Co. said...

I am so sorry! He sounds like an amazing man and you were blessed to have him in your life. Hang in there.

Rachel said...

I am so sorry! It is so hard losing a grandparent. My favorite grandpa died almost 4 years ago and there are days that I see something or hear something that reminds me of him and I shed a few tears....just know, he is now looking down on you and although you don't get to seem him everyday, he gets to see you...love and hugs....

NicNacManiac said...

My deepest sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are for you and you family at this difficult time!!
Lovely post for a precious soul!
Take care, big hugs, Nerina :)

Cheryl ~ZanyMayd said...

So Sorry for Your Loss..... I Pray Your Sweet Memories will help You in this difficult time ~

Jodi said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I'm sorry. It's not going to be easy but as you said, he lived a long life. He'll be looking out for you and your family.

my2twins said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
What a beautiful tribute you have made to him and I'm sure he must have been so proud of you. It sounds like he had a wonderful life and you have such wonderful memories of happy times together.
May he rest in peace.

elmaelsiena said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My dad pased away a year ago and I know how hard it is. You were so blessed to have him in your life. I pray that the Lord gives ou all you need at this difficult time. Love Elma

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. You are lucky to have had such a special connection to your grandfather. It is clear that he was a very special man.

Amy

Thompson Tales said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Melaine...you will be in my prayers and thoughts~Diana

marty39 said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What beautiful and precious memories you have. May he rest in peace. Hugs, Marty

Simone said...

I am so sorry for your loss Melaine. He was obviously a wonderful man, how lucky you were to have him. I was fortunate to have a wonderful grandfather too, I miss him very much but really feel it was a gift to have had him, his influences on my life were many and thinking of him brings a smile to my face,
Big hug to you,
Simone xo

Country girl said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Just remember all the good times you all had with him.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Praying for comfort, peace and joy in the midst of sorrow for you and your family. Sounds like he was a picture-perfect grandpa.

Kate Murphy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing my grandfather too soon I know exactly what you're going through. Just know he will always be with you in spirit.
Kate

The Bliss Journey said...

Grandpa's hold a very dear and special place in ours hearts. My Pop Pop passed away many years ago and I still think of him often. I am so sorry for your loss, but know he will always live on in your heart.

Hugs,
Kathleen

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

I feel like simply saying I'm sorry doesn't mean much. I am sorry for your loss, though. It is never easy to lose someone you love, especially someone who has meant so much to us.
I am sending up prayers for the comfort of you and your family.
XO
*Tricia

Gwen said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I am sorry for your loss.

Barb said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. I'm glad you got to see him not long ago though, and he is leaving your heart full of good memories, you will be able to pass on.

Grace and peace to you during htis time.

barbara jean

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

I am so sorry to hear this! He sounds JUST like my grampy and it brought tears to my eyes reading it! The christmas lights especially!
You are blessed with a new angel today!

Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

melaine, my deepest symathies.....what a blessing your grandfather was in your life....((hugs))

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

My deepest sympathies. Sending prayers up for you and your family.

Chez Zizi said...

I am so sorry and my thoughts are with you and your family. I too loved my grandpa so much, so I do feel your pain. xoxo Zizette

Debbie said...

I'm very sorry for your loss..but very happy you were blessed with such a wonderful grandpa. Take care and God bless, our prayers are with you and your family.

MaryBeth said...

You are so lucky to have so many wonderful memories of your Grandfather. In time the sadness will almost always be replaced with sweet smiles of a good memory. I am so sorry for your loss, it will be hard and my prayers are with you and your family. MB

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Hi Melaine,
I don't comment often but just wanted to say how sorry I am for your family.
~Michelle

Sharon said...

I am sorry for your loss. He left you with a most precious gift. That of wonderful memories that you will always cherish. Sharon

Stacie said...

I am sorry for you loss. It is always hard to lose such an important person. It sounds as though you have a lifetime of wonderful memories with your precious Grandpa. I pray they will sustain you when the grief is sometimes difficult to bear. Praying for you and your family at this time.

Thomtiger said...

I am so sorry for your loss. There is something so special about a girl and her granddaddy. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

So very sorry for your loss Melaine. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Karla said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies for you and your family. What a gift that you were able to see each other just before he passed! And what wonderful memories you have from your childhood! It sounds like he was a wonderful man! You are in my thoughts...

~Karla @ It's The Little Things...

Christen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your post. It was a wonderful tribute to your grandfather.

Judy said...

Your wonderful memories will keep your grandpa with your forever.

Alicia said...

My condolenscences.
May the joy of his life come to outweigh the pain of losing him. Blessings to your family.

starnes family said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never easy.

When my grandmother died, a man approached my dad with heartfelt condolences and then offered a sincere, "I envy you." Puzzled, my dad asked why???? "Because I lost my mother at a very young age and didn't have the life you did."

As shocking as his initial words were, he was right. We are lucky to have them for so long.

Lots of prayers coming your way.

Merisi said...

My deepest sympathy for your loss!
May the beautiful memories you have of him help you in this difficult time.

Rosalina said...

So sorry to hear about your loss.

jen@odbt said...

I am sorry. What wonderful memories you have of your grandpa. I hope you find comfort with your family and friends.

Vanessa said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about that. I'll pray for you and your family.

Lissa said...

Melaine... I'm sooo sorry...

Bambi said...

I'm so very sorry Melaine. Grandpas are very special. I'm so glad you have wonderful memories to carry you thru.

Jill said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories comfort you in this sad time. My prayers are with your family. Remember to take care of yourself.

Lori said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Your wonderful memories will keep him alive in your heart forever.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Hugs~Kelly

Jen R. said...

Melaine, I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Jen

Angie said...

Very sorry for your loss.

Kristina said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I will keep your family in my prayers!

Angie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandfather.

Simply Mel said...

Your grandpa sounds like an incredibly wonderful man. I know you will miss him deeply. I'm so sorry for your loss...there is never a good time to say good-bye.

Avian | nestparty.com said...

Oh Melaine ... My heart and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

barbj said...

My sympathies to you and your family. Your memories of him are beautiful, keep them close always.

2Thinks said...

Peace be with you. I am sorry to hear of your Grandpa. Your memories are beautiful- you will treasure them. A hug from Michigan.
Heidi

paige said...

what a sweet sweet tribute...
i'm so sorry

Leanne said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man who gave so much to others.

Christy said...

Im so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family

Amanda said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Farmgirl Paints said...

So sorry for your loss. Your Grandpa sounded very special.

lisasouers said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers... You were blessed to have all the memories of him...hold on to all of them and know I am thinking of you....
Lisa

Brabourne Farm said...

So sorry for your loss - I'm thinking of you. Leigh

chickie said...

God bless you and your family.May his good the good memories you have of him keep you strong through the days.God will have such a kind person to add to his garden. Hugs to You.... Chickie

Jeanneoli said...

I am so sorry! It sounds like you have so many amazing memories of an incredible man! He will be missed.

blondiensc said...

oh Melaine, I am so sorry for your loss, so sorry my dear. Remember the good times always, keep those memories forever, they will serve a wonderful purpose for you and your children later...Big hugs my dear, big hugs...

Jackie said...

I am so sorry about your Grandpa. I love that you have such happy memories of what a loving, funny man he was - hold those close.

paperjunk-lc said...

He sounds like a great guy. I dread the day when my girls lose their Poppy.

Risa said...

So sorry for your loss. I miss my grandpa all the time. He was such a funny person and had lived such a rich life. So many things I'd love to ask him about now but I don't have the opportunity. If only my future children would have been able to meet him.

Erin said...

What a wonderful man he was. God bless you and your family during your time of loss.

farmhouse wares said...

So sad. I hope you find solace as you embrace the memories.

Rue said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Melaine. I know how it feels to lose a grandpa that meant so much. Mine was more like a father to me than anything else and I lost him at 16 to Parkinsons and Alzheimers. My heart goes out to you and your family.

(((hugs)))
rue

Colleen said...

I was very young (18/19)when I lost my precious grandparents and still miss them all these years later. I am so sorry for your loss.

Coastal Nest. said...

Hi Melanie,
Just wanted to give you my condolences on your wonderful grandpa..Take care, honey~
Sounds like a beautiful life, lived fully..
Lisa
coastal nest

Cheri Peoples said...

It is so hard to let them go. My last grandparent passed away and it is so strange to think of not having any of them around any more.
So sorry for your loss
Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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