Sunday, February 08, 2009

Today

Right now my family is full of mixed emotions. My granddad passed away this afternoon. There is a part of all of us that are happy that he is now praising God in heaven and no longer has earthly pains. And I know that he was ready to get up there and have a chance to snuggle with Magdalena. There is a wonderful image that comes to my mind when I think about that. The other part of us feels are open wounds burning with pain. We still haven't had a chance to heal a little bit from Magdalena's passing, and now our family is trying to cope with my grandfather's passing.
I am not looking forward to saying goodbye again to someone I love. I don't like the feel of a funeral...the sadness, gloomy faces, etc. We don't feel as though it is completely sad because we know that he is in heaven, but everything funeral related leaves little room for a celebration. This is such a difficult time for our family, especially Granddad's junior high sweetheart, Grandmom. Please pray for our family. That we will be able to celebrate Granddad's life as he lived it here on earth and his new life in heaven. Pray that we will be able to do this despite our pain.

13 comments:

  1. Oh, honey, bless your heart! Prayers for you all.

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  2. I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. I know he is with Magdalena and she is now sitting on his lap as they both smile down upon you. I will pray for you and your family during this difficult time.

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  3. I am so sorry for more grief. I love the picture in my mind of your sweet Grandpa dancing with Magdalena.

    I am so glad that you are getting out and enjoying yourselves some. I continue to pray for peace and joy for you and Noah.

    Your sweet little girl is still touching lives.........

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  4. Oh, I am so sorry for your loss! I will be praying for you and your family that you will be comforted in this time. Stay strong- remember that God is with you every step of the way. Your Grandfather can watch over Magdalena now- What a special gift to her. God Bless.
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  5. Prayers are with you in the time of grief.

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  6. I am so sorry to hear about your Grandad's passing. There are really no words that will help, but please know that we are praying for you and your family during this sad time.

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  7. Oh My ~ I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you all are in my prayers and I will continue to pray for your healing.

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  8. My heart is aching for you, Noah and the rest if your family, though I know what u feel is only the tiniest fraction of what y'all are experiencing. Just know that you are being lifted before the Lord many times a day. I love y'all.

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  9. Oops. I meant "what I feel".

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  10. Praying for you!

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  11. Shelly12:50 PM

    Oh Julie, I am so sorry! I will continue to pray for you and your family.

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  12. This is Russ, not Rachel.
    It was good to visit with y'all last night. Thanks for dinner too. Sorry that Daniel and I were there so late last night. Sadly enough, I was so self absorbed with our purpose for being there that I did not even mention anything about your grandfather. I'm sorry for that. I can't tell you how much you and Noah amaze me, especially as I reflected on it after we left your apartment. I am so glad that I have had the privilege to become friends with y'all.

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  13. Hi Julie,

    Please put your arms around your family for me. I wish I could be there with ya'll.

    Know Aunt Elizabeth is praying and sending her love to you everyday!

    "Thank you Lord that in my times of greatest sorrow you carried me."

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