April 9, 2013

Short break

Hi all my dear blog friends. Over the past couple of months, my grandfathers health has been declining. Last week, he suffered a Stroke that caused him to be unresponsive for a couple of days. At that time, hospice was called and he was given hours or days to live.

I took a quick trip down to my parents to see him. His mind is there, but the rest of him isn't functioning. He was able to crack a smile when I told him it was me, he squeezed my hand tight and smiled some when I told him stories of when I was little and remembering times at his and my grandmothers house. Seeing him meant the world to me and I am thankful for those minutes I got to be with him. Each day with him is a miracle and I will always cherish my time with him.

My grandfather is my only living grandparent left and I am blessed to say that I knew 3 of my grandparents. I was blessed 19 years with my MawMaw, 20 years with my Oma, and am currently at 26 years with my Poppy. My moms dad died of cancer when she was 7 years old.

I feel extremely lucky to have had these ladies and man in my life.

This week, I honor my grandfather and thank The Lord everyday for him. I pray his suffering is short, and that when it is time for him to depart this world, The Lord will call him to himself.

I am going to take the next couple of days off from blogging to spend the time I normally devote to it in prayer.

I pray that his life's testimony will bless others and that he exuded Christ's love.

I love you all and am praying for you as we'll.




6 comments:

  1. I know all the horrible/wonderful feelings running through you right now.

    I am thinking about you and sending you the BIGGEST hugs and prayers.

    xo

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  2. Praying for you. I experienced this same thing in October. I pray that the Lord puts his arms around you and your family during this time.

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  3. Love you girl! You, your grandfather and family are in my prayers!

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  4. So sorry to hear you're going through this! I lost my grandfather while we were actually on the way to visit him and my nanny. I'll be praying for you sweet friend and I respect your decision to take a break from blogging to spend praying for you and your family! Love you!

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  5. So sorry to hear of this difficult time. I am definitely keeping y'all in my prayers. I pray that his suffering is eased. Praying for y'all!
    with gentle huggs,
    Rebecca

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