Monday, June 20, 2011

If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away

Thursday was my Granddad's funeral service. It was one of the hardest days my family has gone through. Once I made it to the cemetery, I couldn't stop crying. I think the finality of it hit me. It was a nice service, over 100 people showed up to pay their respects. I got lots of big hugs from my family and friends. I swear that all the best huggers in the world bred and became my family. We had a nice gathering at Granny's house afterwards, probably 70 people or so. My parents had the most wonderful friends who brought food for Granny, and also stayed at the house to help out during the wake.

I know I will miss him and love him forever. He was an excellent example of courage, strength, dedication, and determination. Without any of those things, he never would have walked after his plane crash, or raised his family. And if Heaven weren't so far away, we could still keep in touch. But I will have to make do with knowing that he is watching over me and my family, and that he is flying any plane I hear.

Thank you for bearing with me, and for your thoughts and prayers. It is all so much appreciated.


  1. You are such a lovely girl, and that was a beautifully written post... kisses xxoo

  2. It is always difficult to lose a loved one but I think there is a special place in every little girls heart for her grandfather. Know that my thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family. Hugs from me.

  3. Tracy - Aw, thanks. ox

    Jewels - Thank you so much. I was blessed to have so much time with him.

  4. Jamie-I've been offline for awhile (busy at work-shocker, huh?). I'm SO sorry! My HUGS, love and thoughts are with you. I wish I were there to hug you in person. I miss you more than you will ever know. It hurts me when people I love are hurting and you definitely fall in that category! My Granddad passed away when I was 6 so I didn't get to spend near enough time with him and the other one lived in Texas so I only saw him very rarely. I'm happy you got to spend so much time with yours. Love you lots!

  5. This song makes me cry every time--truly captures how we all feel about our loved ones. Talk to him--he can hear you. *Many, many hugs*


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