The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:4-9

Our family is a circle of strength and love, with every birth and every union, the circle will grow, every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced together, makes the circle stronger
- author unknown

Friday, July 24, 2009

It's been 2 years tomorrow....

I have shared these pictures on my blog before and just felt like sharing them again. This time 2 years ago my family and I were trying to prepare ourselves for what was going to be one of the hardest things Ive ever had to do in my life!!! My PawPaw had been so sick and in and out of the hospital the whole year of 2007 and his time here on earth was drawing short. The drs. had told us this was it and they would do all they could to just keep him comfortable but it would only be a matter of time. We stayed beside him all night, taking turns holding his hands, I would sing you are my sunshine in his ear (that was just a very special song between us since I was a little girl). They next day, July 25, 2007 he went home to be with the Lord after being so sick and miserable for quite some time. He was ready...... I was not. As selfish as that sounds. This man was my PawPaw but also my "daddy". He taught me so much and gave me so much love. I could go on and on about memories I have with him and what he means to me but I think you get it. I still miss him so much but know he's in such a better place. He loved my little Sam so much! Sam was 3 when he passed and he still talks about him, I hope he never forgets him, he was the BEST!!

I miss and love you so much PawPaw.... YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE :)


FireWife425 said...

I know the day is pretty much gone but praying that you had a peace-filled day!

Amy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you during this difficult time. I hope you especially feel your PawPaw's presence right now :)


April Clark said...

May the Lord help you through such a difficult day. I too was very close to my Pawpaw; he and my dad both walked me down the aisle! He passed away in 2005, after a leg amputation and a long battle with cancer. My daughter was almost 2, but she still talks about Paw and how he rode her around in his chair! We look at photos of him (and Mawmaw, who passed away last summer) and talk about our memories with them! I am so glad that my daughter met her great grandparents, but our almost one year old son did not have the pleasure. I hope to pass down our memories to him though. May God bless you.