Saturday, September 3, 2011

Good Memories

Today my Zeda (Grandpa) passed away.
He had been suffering for the last month or so after he fell and broke his hip.
It feels strange to say that I am thankful that he is no longer here to suffer in
pain as he slowly lost his will to live.
I am so thankful that all of us got to see him back in June.
Those are the memories my kids will have of their Pra-Zeda.
We will always carry you in our hearts.
Goodbye Zeda.

19 comments:

  1. Awww, Christine. I am so sorry. May the Lord bring you peace and comfort. Love ya friend.

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  2. I just lost my nearly ancient grandfather this past month and felt the same way--blessed to have had him long enough for the children to have distinct memories of him, thankful he wasn't suffering anymore, but so sad that he isn't around anymore. Just today the kids asked me a question I didn't know the answer and without thinking I said, "We'll ask Oldefar next time we see him." Sigh. It will be a long time before he can answer that question.
    Blessings to you all as you say goodbye and comfort one another in the Lord.
    Martita

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  3. Hi! I am glad you got to spend time with your grandfather and your last memories of him were so positive. My families are with you in this time of sadness. Pat

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss, for you and your whole family. Losing a family member, even when their death is expected or it is their time is still very difficult.

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  5. I remember the posts in which you shared about him. Sorry for your loss.

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  6. I'm so sorry Christine. I was heartbroken when my grandpa died. Praying for you and your family and also rejoicing that your grandfaher is alive and well with Jesus!

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  7. Christine, I am so sorry. I wish you peace!

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  8. Heaven just became a sweeter place. I, too, remember your posts about Zeda. How wonderful that he got to spend some time with all the kids this summer.

    Blessings to your family during this difficult time, Christine.

    ~Laura

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  9. Heavens gain! He's dancing with Jesus, no more pain. I remember all the posts about him that you wrote. He'll be gone but not forgotten. :)

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  10. It is strange sometimes as one can welcome death. It was something similar for me when my dearest friend Elena passed away two years ago. She was 35 and fought cancer for over a decade. Too much. She was finally in peace. A bit too early honestly, but too much suffering is sometimes useless if you only can get worst.

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  11. I am so sorry...I lost my Grandma at 97 yrs old last May....And though she was concious til the end, she expressed a desire to (In her words) just "Get on with it already...I am tired!"

    I understand the mixed feelings..you miss him but are glad he is at pèace...

    Hugs....

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  12. That's so sad. I'm sorry. I loved they way he looked like he loved well and was well loved. He was cute Grandpa, too. ;)

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  13. He has a sweet face. I looks like he was a big, strong man at one time.

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  14. So sorry to hear of your Grandpa's passing. I think I will always miss my grandpa, especially when our birthdays come around.

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  15. I am sorry to hear of your family's loss. May his memory be eternal.

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