|Grandpa "Owie" she used to call him|
|She always tells Grandpa that he's funny|
I guess maybe writing all the memories made it all feel too "over" for me. I didn't want to act like he was dying when he looked fine to me. I didn't want to encourage him to go either or give my blessing as I somehow thought that would make him... go sooner.
|It's so cute how she likes to climb up and cuddle with both grandpa & grandma...|
I saw him today and yes, he is losing strength; but he's still my grandpa. I still love to see his eyes light up when he sees me and the tear reflecting mine as we talk of those days in high school. I'm sad as his days here with me on this earth are numbered, but I'm greatful that we share the same faith in God that will bring us back together someday. I'm blessed to have grown up with four grandparents. My first grandpa died only a few years ago. My kids know their great grandparents and not many can still say that today. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that someday we'll walk again down the streets of gold together. I don't mourn for where he's going, but for our loss of him here with us.
|now that she's not Aiya, it's Grandpa Howard|
|My girls love playing with Grandma Shirley's pretend candles!|
|This is the only pic grandma would allow since she wasn't fixed up :)|