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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