Monday, August 30, 2010

I'll love you forever, I'll love you for always; as long as I'm living my Grandpa you'll be!!!

For those of you that don't know, my grandpa passed away yesterday, August 29, 2010, at around 4 am.  He went peacefully in his sleep.  I wish I could say that he didn't have to suffer, but that would be a lie.  As hard as it was to watch him suffer and be in pain I am glad that I was there to help.  I wouldn't have traded it for the world!  It is amazing what you will do for those that you love!  I have had the chance the last couple of days to just be able to sit up in his room with him, I was able to give him water when he wanted it and I was able to give him a good night kiss and tell him how much I love him! On Friday night, he told me, "I love you sweetheart", and I really think that was one of the last things that he ever said.  It meant so much to me!  I have always been a grandpa's girl, and I think I will always be one!  And on Saturday morning, I went to check on him and I gave him a kiss and he smiled for me, I was able to express my love for him and tell him that I will always be my grandpa's girl. 
I am so grateful for the Gospel and the Plan of Salvation!  I am so glad that I get to be with my Grandpa and my Grandma again!  I am grateful for eternal families!  I am so grateful for the family that I have and the love that I have for them!  I don't know where I would be without them!  I am grateful that my grandparents raised such a wonderful daughter, my mom.  I am so blessed to have my mom!  She is a wonderful person!  And I want to strive to live as how my Grandpa would want me to live!  I am so grateful for his testimony and what a wonderful person he was!  I will never forget him or his love for others!  I love my Grandpa so much!  I know that I will miss him so much, but I can't wait until the day that I get to see him again and where we will get to do all the fun things that we used to do!  I love you Grandpa!!!


Kristen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how wonderful a man he was. By their fruits ye shall know them.

You're in my thoughts and prayers.

elyse said...

Emily, I'm so sorry about your grandpa. I'm glad you were able to spend his last few days with him; those are precious hours. You and your family are in my prayers. Wish I could give you a hug, but I guess that will have to wait until December. Love you lots! Elyse