Sunday, December 27, 2009

a sad passing (personal)

My husband's grandpa passed away yesterday. It is David's mom's dad, and he lived to be 88 years old. He had a massive heart attack, which caused him to fall on his front porch. They think he died pretty instantly from the heart attack, but also suffered some major brain damage and injuries from the fall. His wife, Frances survives him.

It's been a very hard 24 hours for David's family. His grandpa had been through a lot this past year with medical issues, but the doctors kept saying that his heart looked great. You just never know when someone's time has come. We were all so fortunate that we spent the morning with him yesterday, celebrating Christmas. David's dad drove him and Grandma home to Canyon Lake, and minutes after he left, this all happened.

Please just pray for David's grandma who, after 67 years of being married, will now live alone. Also pray for David's mom, who is in only child, and has had to make some tough decisions through all of this. The whole family is grieving, but also celebrating the life of a very dedicated man.

David told me when I first met him, that he was super-close with his grandpa. He is probably even closer with him than some people ever were with their own fathers. Grandpa went to almost every one of David's home baseball games, from his 4 year old t-ball league to playing college baseball at Southwest. We were spoiled that Grandpa even got to attend most of our twins' t-ball games last spring.

Anyhow, we know that he is up in heaven living the high-life! I'm sure he's reuniting with old pals and family. We'll miss him dearly!!!...
















6 comments:

AllAboutElliott said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers tonight.

Lane Marie said...

oh no! i am thinking of yall!

Lisa K said...

God Bless you all! Hugs and prayers! Lisa

Kristi H said...

So sorry to hear this. Your family is definitely in our prayers. What a blessing that you all were able to spend Christmas together.

Angie R said...

I am so sorry for your loss! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

A. Leigh Photography said...

thanks for all of your sweet words on here and emails we received. as sad as it was to see him go, we truly had a celebration of him during the funeral and the days that followed! thanks y'all. wonderful having friends like you!!!