Monday, August 31, 2009

We Love You, Grandpa

My paternal grandfather passed away Sunday night. As my sister Stacey already wrote, we were lucky to live close to both sets of grandparents. Grandpa survived the loss of his only daughter Donna to cancer - something no parent ever wants. We used to spend summers taking dips in their pool and in their summer home in Marion. He taught us how to fish and let us pull off his fake beard when he dressed up as Santa Claus every Christmas. Although he never went to college he provided for his family and all his went to college. Grandpa got the chance to meet his great-grandkids this Christmas.



11 comments:

Goddess in Progress said...

Oh dear. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm glad he was able to meet the kids.

Carrie from FoxTwins said...

I'm thinking about you in your time of grief. I lost my grandfather a few weeks ago too. Having my kids and seeing them interact with my dad as their Grandfather put a whole new perspective on my experiences with him. I'm glad your little ones got to meet him and I hope for you that your good memories help comfort you!

LauraC said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Love the pics of him at your wedding and with the grandkids.

mamaloves said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family in your time of grief.

K @ ourboxofrain said...

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you all.

almostima said...

I'm so sorry, sweetie. He was clearly loved by a wonderful family he helped build.

Nancy said...

Aw :( I'm so sorry! Please let me know if there's anything we can do.

pjdye said...

Beautiful photos Krissy. We will all miss Chet!

August's mom said...

So sorry to hear about your grandpa, Kristin! Big hugs from Sweden!

Gretchen said...

Hugs.

jerseygirl77 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure he was proud to be a great-grandpa.