Saturday, February 4, 2012

In better hands now...a note to Gramps.


It's only been a day since you left, yet we miss you dearly.  How was your trip?  Is heaven like we picture it? 

Today our hearts ache, but we take solace knowing you are in better hands.  We know that if you were here, you would say 'Don't worry about it, I'm okay...I'll just get on with it'.  And we know you are; you are more than okay as you are home now. 

Look for the star Gramps...when you see it, you'll know you're'll know you're home.

We love you and miss you.

Your family

Our beloved 'Gramps' peacefully passed away yesterday afternoon after a brave fight with cancer.  He was alongside his loving children who watched over him day and night until his last breath.  

My sweet friends, we thank you for your prayers and words of hope during these past few months.  Your prayers helped us get through and we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.  

Blessings to you all.


ps. I'm not sure what heaven looks like, but I have a feeling that for our sweet Gramps, heaven might look a little like this.....


  1. I'm so sad for you Lu! Death is so ugly and robs us of so much! Yet, we have comfort in knowing we will be together in Paradise! Praise God for that knowledge. No matter how prepared, it hurts, it is loss. I will continue to lift your family up to the healer of broken hearts. Love to all of you!

  2. Sending my condolences to you and your family for the loss of your loved one, Gramps. If heaven does indeed look like your photos then Gramps is in a good place. A happy place.

  3. what a lovely post about your gramps....
    I'm sorry to hear of your loss.. I sure your gramps is safe and happy

  4. I think heaven might be just a bit more beautiful then those pictures and gramps will see nothing but beauty and feel nothing but the love that you and your family feel for him. Gosh, he is a lucky man! My thoughts are with you and your family.

  5. Hi
    I am thinking of you and yours at this time. My prayers are with you. I pray that God will give you a peace that passes understanding. I pray for your children.
    God bless and take care

  6. I am so sorry for your loss, Lucy. Gramps is in such a beautiful place now, but I know you all will miss him very much until you meet up again.

  7. I'm praying that God offers you all comfort and peace during this time of loss. He sounds like a fortunate man to have been surrounded by such love.

  8. Well, I am in tears because I know how much this special man meant to you and your family. And, although we know he is in a better place, our selfish nature wishes them back! I will be keeping you in my prayers this weekend as you jump over this first hurdle that loss presents.

    ps. SweetCheeks told me just the other day that when she was in Heaven BEFORE SHE WAS A BABY THING (her words) that everything was gold and glowy...(oh-and that she didn't see ME there). Love to you, dear Lu~ xo Diana

  9. So sorry for your loss. He must have gotten such comfort from the support and devotion of his family. You all gave him truly the greatest gift and allowed him to leave knowing that you had and will continue to have, each other.

  10. What a bitter sweet time this is. Happy that he is with the Lord, but sad because you miss him. Rejoice! You will see him again!

  11. Hoping you find peace and comfort in your reflections of Gramps. Your family's love for each other is a beautiful thing in times such as these. Cherish its abundance, sweet Lu. Love and prayers to you.

  12. God be with you, your family, and your Gramps.

  13. Lucy, I am so sorry for you and your family's lost. I know by reading your post since I have been following your blog that he was dearly loved, may you find comfort in knowing he is with the Lord and that you all will see him again.

  14. With the huge love of his family, your grandfather can only have found sweet peace in heaven. So sorry, as I know you will miss him so much. Saying a little prayer for all of you.


  16. Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you in prayer.

  17. At the end of CS Lewis' Narnia series, when they all finally get to the new land, he describes it as being like Narnia, but clearer, sharper, more glorious, as though Narnia had been viewed through a fog. Such a terrific description of what Heaven must be: His creation as intended, unmarred by sorrow, pain, decay and sin. Your pictures are apt, I think. Thankful that in your grief, you have the comfort of knowing your dear "Gramps" is young and healthy again, enjoying the company of those he loved and who preceded him in that final journey. Will be praying for you and your family as you mourn his loss and celebrate his life.

  18. Lucy I'm so very sorry for the loss you and your family are feeling, but rejoice with you too in knowing that your father in law is with the Lord.
    So you are certainly in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days. I hope that you can feel the big hug I'm giving you right now.
    With lots of love from a fellow Blogger, friend and sister in Christ.


  19. I am positive heaven looks exactly like your pictures and better. I hope you know we are all thinking of you and your family. Take Care! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  20. I am so sorry for your loss, it's so sad, but please remember that you will see him again someday. God Be with you and your dear family especially now.

  21. Hi Lu,

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending over hugs & prayers your way!


  22. I am really sorry for your loss.I follow your blog regularly but have never commented before.I don't know why!

    My family was going through the same situation as yours at the same time as you and I could very well relate to your blog posts.My dad has been fighting with cancer for the last one year or so and he passed away on the same day as your father in law.Isn't it uncanny!
    Though it's difficult for me to get to terms with not having him around now,I am also glad that he does not have to suffer anymore.I am sure your family feels the same and I am glad that both these people are in 'better hands'.Condolences to you and your family.

    1. I'm so sorry, it isn't easy and there are moments of deep sorrow and moments of cherished happy memories. Time will heal our current hurt but will never allow us to forget...thank you for sharing your heart with me....I'm so sorry :(

  23. Dear Lucy,
    I am so sorry to read about the loss of your husband's father. May the Lord hold you gently to his heart as your grieve the loss of this loving father, father-in-law, grandfather and friend. May the memories of his time in your lives sustain you and your family during this time of sorrow. You will remain in my prayers.

  24. Dear Lucy, I am so sorry for your family's loss. That is such a beautiful note, what a blessing to have had someone so wonderful in your life. I am sure he is so very proud of you all. xo, Andrea

  25. I am so sorry for your loss Lucy. This is such a lovely post for him...

  26. So sorry for your loss, Lucy. Thinking of you :)

  27. Thank you all so much for your thoughts....thank you , thank you....xoxo

  28. Lucy, I'm so sorry to hear about Gramps. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. ((hugs)) ~Mel

  29. I'm so sorry for your loss, Lucy, it's so hard to lose someone you love. Your family is in my prayers ♥

  30. Lucy, I'm so sorry for your loss. It is never an easy thing to watch someone we love go through that. Take solace in all the precious time you all had together and know that he knew how much he is loved by all of your tender loving care. God bless you all. I keep you in my prayers. xo Sarah

  31. Dear Lucy,

    It's difficult to lose a loved one (my mother passed on when I was 14).
    Loving is easy when everything is going right. To show and share love and kindness is more difficult when stress, anxiety, and sadness are present. Your posts over the last month have shown a dedication, kindness and love to an elder that is not common in today's society. This warms my heart and I hope it fills up your and your family's hearts as well.

    I'm sure you have heard it before, Gramps is in beautiful place, where suffering and darkness do not reign, where love and light surrounds you, and peace holds you tight.

    Many blessings for you and your family.

  32. Oh Lucy, you gorgeous girl. For some reason, your blog slipped off my Google Reader - that's now rectified. I'm so sorry to read this. I lost my Dad 6 months ago so can empathise. Sending you a huge ♥ from faraway Hobart, Australia. J x


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