Monday, April 14, 2014
It's not goodbye, but see you again in time....His time.
It doesn't seem like 67 years with you was nearly enough, this family still had so much to learn from you... With your booming voice and sparkling blue eyes, you took over a room with out effort. The yells from our kids on the look out for Grandpa G will always be one of my favorite memories...
Grandpa G is in the house, watch out ya'all!!
Your energy, honesty, devotion and love of God is a HUGE foundation for this family in so many ways. We will forever remember the gentle giant that spent every day of his life loving the Lord and his family with every fiber of his being. The earth lost a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend... But heaven just gained one heck of a new angel!
So we are not saying goodbye, but until we see you again... Grandpa G, we love you.
Last Saturday we were all invited to a family BBQ at the request of Alex's parents. Alex's mother has had some health issues lately and so she has been spending more of her time back east. She didn't say anything during the holidays and then the weddings followed that so she again held off. But she felt it was time to tell the family that she was diagnosed with cancer and they didn't find it until she was already stage 4. After much prayer and discussion with doctors she has decided not to try any treatments but take what time she has left and spend it with family. Sadly many of us felt she made this choice due to her husbands failing health, that they wanted to go as closely together as possible. None of us vocalized it but I know all of us wanted to hear her say she would fight and win over this cancer that has attacked her body. Of course that is selfish on our parts and probably a gut reaction since we are just learning of this and she has had several months to come to terms with her decision.
Sunday morning around 2am, Alex's father had a massive heart attack and passed within moments. Needless to say this family is dealing with a bunch right now and just in our house alone we have gone from shock to anger and then tears... Lots and lots of tears. Alex has taken his Mom home and we are traveling first thing in the morning to be with them. The rest of the family is all finding ways home for his final celebration.. Yes, he had written a letter explaining he didn't want a funeral but a celebration of his life and his passing on to meet his Lord. So a celebration of life is what this great man will get!!