November 16, 2010

My Absence

I don't usually share sad things on this blog, but since I feel like you loyal readers are truly friends, I wanted to let you know that the reason for my absence these last few days is that my dearly beloved great-grandfather passed away and I've been with family, receiving visitors and attending his funeral services. He was 96 years old and was ready to go home. We lost his dear wife (my great-grandmother) seven years ago and I know he had been looking forward to being reunited with her. I was fortunate to speak at his funeral and I might share that here in a few days. Thank you for your friendship, your sweet comments and your presence here. You are loved.

25 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry :-( It's wonderful that you were able to know him and that he was a part of your life. I'll be thinking of you and your family!

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  2. I'm so very sorry for the lost of your great grandfather. I'll hold you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jo

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  3. So sorry to hear about your loss.

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  4. I'll keep you in your family in my prayers and thoughts. I know how difficult this is. It's OK to share sad things. Without the sad we might not appreciate all the good. Take care...

    Carol-the gardener

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  5. I'm sorry for your loss :( I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

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  6. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your great-grandfather. You and your family are in my prayers

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  7. Kate, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. We are never ready to give our loved ones up, but how wonderful that he lived such a long life and you had the great fortune of having him for so long! It would have been nice to have known my greats. Again, please accept my sympathies. You and your family are in my thoughts this evening.

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  8. Oh I'm so sorry Kate! May God's peace be with you and your family.

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  9. : ( Wish I could give you big hug.

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  10. so sad, sorry for your loss. I'm glad he's back home with his lovely wife though.

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  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I recently lost my father in law and though its very hard to watch these people leave is, it is comforting to know they are home and watching over us. xx

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  12. Kate, I was wondering where you were & clicked on yesterday after wondering why you had not popped up in my reader in a while. I'm very sorry to hear the sad news. Coincidentally, on Sunday, I attend the unveiling of my great-grandfather's marker...he passed away last year at 105. I love that his tombstone is a double one, shared with my great-grandmother and it reads, "together again". If we can only be as lucky to live as long as they did! People would ask him what the secret was to getting to 105 and he would say, "first, you have to make it to 104". I'm sure you have lots of great memories to hold onto...thinking of you. Warmly, Tiffany

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  13. So sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

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  14. Sorry about your sad news.
    I just found your blog and really enjoy it.
    Thanks a lot for the smiles!

    Thanks!
    Briana

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  15. My condolences to you and your family Kate. I'm sure he was truly proud to have you as a great-granddaughter. Be with your family, cherish them, and celebrate his life with them. :-)

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  16. So sorry to hear your sad news. I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers this week. YOU are loved!

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  17. So sorry to hear this news, Kate. I love how you said he was looking forward to being reunited with his wife. It is so heartwarming to think of those things during tough times.

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  18. i am so so sorry for your loss, sweet girl. although i am sure your great-grans are overjoyed to be reunited you are left mourning their loss. sending many prayers your way.

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  19. Hugs. My prayers are with you and your family right now.

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  20. Love and prayers to you and yours.

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss friend :(

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  22. Kate, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. *hugs* Candace

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  23. 96. That's just amazing. Sorry for your loss.

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  24. Kate, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It's never easy. Keep the memories in your heart and he will always be with you.

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  25. Bless your heart! At his age, I am sure you celebrated his great life, but I know there is a loneliness that will always be there now. The good news is that there is a special place in all our hearts for our grandparents; it is right up front where we can see and hear them whenever we need to.

    Hugs to you!

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