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Monday, May 25, 2009

A Loss

On Saturday, my wonderful and amazing grandpa passed away. He had been battling for awhile, and while this doesn't make it any easier, I am so glad he is at peace and resting now.

Here is my grandparent's wedding photo - a handsome guy, I tell you!!!!!

And the photo above was just taken in February as my grandparents celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary.

It all doesn't feel very real right now as they live a few hours away and I won't be able to make it up there until the calling and funeral (tomorrow and Wednesday). I'm anxious to see and spend time with my family...deaths always remind us of how precious life is and how silly I feel spending my time worrying about eating/weight/exercise.

I hope you're all enjoying your Memorial Day weekend with loved ones. :-)

10 comments:

lesley said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, Holly. That's never easy, even if it's expected. You and your family are in my prayers.

Nicole said...

So sorry to hear about your loss! Death is never an easy thing but i'm thankful your grandfather isnt suffering anymore. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

XO

livinghealthyintherealworld said...

I'm so sorry to hear about that. Major hugs and those pictures are lovely.

- Sagan

triathlonvirgin said...

Sounds like your Grandpa had a long and full life and will be missed by many.

We should all wish to walk away from this life so fortunate as him.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Amy said...

Aw, I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa. I'm glad he isn't suffering anymore and is in a good place.

Fitzalan said...

The photos of your grandfather made me smile. The generation of our grandparents is a group of people that amaze me and I am always sad to hear someone else from this generation had died. I feel that their way of life and their experiences (WWII specifically--both serving in it and/or being the bride or gf waiting at home) is something that is incredible. And I want to know as many stories of this generation as possible before it all dies out. I look at that generation and simply see a group of people that were from a better time. They were so strong, proud and determined.

Sorry for your loss!

Happiness Awaits

HangryPants said...

I am sorry about your grandpa, Holly. My thoughts are with you and your family.

xoxo
Heather

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

So sorry about your loss Holly. Sending you a big hug from Nashville my friend...tight squeeze.

eatingfree said...

I'm so so sorry to hear about your loss Holly. You and your family are in my prayers.

dailygoods said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Holly. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. xxx