With a heavy heart…

It is with a heavy heart that I write J.’s Grandpa passed away yesterday. He slipped away peacefully and at home, how we all hoped he would go when it was time.

I think we all feel a mixture of relief and sadness. Relief, that he just won’t be suffering or in pain any longer. And incredible sadness that we will not get to spend more time with him and get to know him even better.

And although it is a cliche you say when trying to console someone – he is in a better place. As I had written before he had tremendous faith and knew that when it was his time, he was going home. And he was ready.

Thanks again for your prayers, love and support through this difficult time. I know J. and the rest of his family really appreciate the kindness.


12 Responses to “With a heavy heart…”

  1. 1 Matthew August 10, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about J.’s Grandpa. I know from personal experience that losing a grandparent is very difficult. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

  2. 2 Colleen August 10, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    So very very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. 3 Christina August 10, 2007 at 5:54 pm

    I’m sorry, Carrie…even when if comes after a long illness and you’re “preapred” for it and is partially a relief knowing they’re no loner in pain – it’s still hard to lose someone you love.

  4. 4 Nana & Papa August 10, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Carrie, Jamie & Girls, We are so sorry for your loss. I am glad that you were able to make it home to spend some time with him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. 5 Nickie August 10, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    Jamie & Jeff, Carrie, E & A: Sorry to hear about the loss of Grandpa. I did have the pleasure of meeting him a few times at your moms. Cliff was a very pleasant and funny man, to bad I didn’t have the chance to know him better. Please find comfort in knowing that he is finally home.

    Faith & Love,

  6. 6 Nickie August 10, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    As you can see from the previous comment…I added Jeff in there too in case he ever reads this.

  7. 7 kcancio August 10, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    So sorry to hear about grandpa. Hope J is doing ok. Love to all!

  8. 8 Sheila / Kiki36 August 10, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. 9 Becky August 11, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Praying that you all may find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Cherish each of the memories that you made with him. I am so very sorry for your loss.


  10. 10 Aunt Vicki August 13, 2007 at 5:52 am

    Dear J, Care & Girls —

    So sorry to read of your loss but so very thankful, as I am sure you are, that you had the time to go home to see him and be with him when he knew you were there. Now you will always have the memories that were made during that trip. Please know that you are in our prayers, as well as J’s family.

    Much love to you all,

    Aunt Vicki

  11. 11 Elisa August 14, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Our sympathies are with you all.

    Grandpas are one of God’s best creations!! I am sure he will be missed.

    Elisa and family

  12. 12 Laura McIntyre August 14, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    Im so sorry to hear about your families loss, my thoughts are with you guys

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