Peter’s kids and their Pappy last October.
Last fall, I wrote about and mentioned that my husband’s grandfather (Pappy) had cancer. He was 97 and the prognosis wasn’t good anyway, but because of his age, treatment was limited. Pappy passed away on January 30th. We are sad to lose him, but he has lived a long, full, gracious life and was ready to go, after outliving two wives. My hubby had the chance to sit down with him just 2 weeks before he passed to talk and visit and share some things that were heartfelt and real. He was still very lucid and communicated his thoughts very well. It was a blessing that he lived his last months relatively pain-free and still had a very sharp mind. He was still driving as of the end of summer last year.
My hubby’s children, as well as his large, extended family are all gathering this Saturday for a Memorial service to celebrate the sweet memories and thoughts of a life well-lived by their Pappy. He was truly the patriarch of this family. I don’t think it will be a deeply sad day for all the family, but rather happy that he had such a long time here on this earth and is now out of pain and in a much better place. We know where he is spending eternity and that is always a comforting thought.
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Sandi McBride says
A celebration of life…it sounds like a wonderful event that will be filled with memories. I’m sure Peter’s Pappy would approve
I’m sorry for your loss. It sounds like he lived a long and full life. Take care.
Hi! I'm Michelle says
Knowing where he is spending eternity is a comforting thought. Prayers and love for your family as y’all remember and celebrate Pappy. 🙂
What a lovely tribute to your husbands Pappy. I know it will be a heartfelt tribute…because of all that loved him. I was also surprised by the picture of Pappy from last October…he did not look anywhere near 70…much less 97! It must have been because of his youthful smile! What a live he lived!
DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ says
He sounds like an amazing person who lived a full life. A beautiful tribute to an honored member of your family.
Sorry to hear of your family’s loss. How wonderful that you were all able to get together and celebrate his life and will have so many happy memories of him. Glenda
Jen r. says
I ma so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayer s are with you. 97 years is definately a celebration.
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Sorry to hear of Pappy’s passing but, as you say, a long life well-lived.
I’m sorry for your loss. I remember meeting him in your sweet post last fall.
I remember reading about this…..I’m so sorry. Sending my love and prayers for your family!!
restyled home says
What a lovely tribute to a man who was obviously very special to you and your family.
I’m sorry for your family’s loss. 🙁
So sorry to hear of your Grand Father In Laws passing. What a wonderful long life he lived. Blessings to you and your family.
So sorry for your loss, but what a blessing to have known such a wonderful man.