Thursday, June 21, 2012

go rest high on that mountain...

PhotobucketToday is the day we will lay my papa to rest...as a family we will gather around his grave....speak words of love, shed tears, and remember a man that served his country, his community, and most importantly - his family.  I simply cannot put into words what a wonderful grandfather he was...I've tried....but it's never enough.  His suffering over the last few years was hard and while his death brings relief in knowing that he has been healed...I guess you are just never fully prepared for the finality of it all.


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Christmas 2011
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Papa and his great-grandson, Charlie - Christmas 2011
"The things you do for your yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy"

11 comments:

Megan said...

J, I have never seen that picture of Charlie and Papa! Please send it to me!!! Awww!

Jen Watts said...

I am so very sorry momma. I just lost my grandmother and you're right-there are no words.

Natalie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss and will be praying for you guys! He sounds like a wonderful man!

Lindsey said...

Condolences to your family. Saying "good-bye" is never easy, whether someone has time to prepare or not. Hugs!

Faith said...

aww! so sorry to read about your loss! keeping you and your loved ones in my thoughts and prayers today!! *hugs*

Ashley said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Melissa at Tall Blonde Blog said...

I'm so sorry to hear, sending hugs your way.

Happiness Is... said...

I am so sorry for your loss, friend.

Samantha said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope all the wonderful memories help your heart heal. xo

Beach Bum & Baby said...

I love you friend. This is a beautiful post and I am so so sorry. :(

Amber said...

I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you and your family.