Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Passing

I want to stop and thank those of you who have written me little notes or left kind comments this week. You all did not know this, but a few days ago my grandfather passed away.

He was living with my mother for the last few months of his life, my kids and I would frequently pop over for a visit. I had a very special relationship with him my whole life and I was so blessed to see him grow close to my own children.

I have peace knowing that we share the same faith and I will see him again one day. But my head is trying to reconcile that with my heart which is sad that my days of sharing with him in this life are now done.

So I'm a little quieter than usual over here in blog land. Trying to find content while trying to sort through the emotions, and make plans, is a little tough this week. I wanted to stop to let you all know that's what's going on here and thank those of you who have sent messages - even though you didn't know what's been going on.

It's so neat how when we follow little inklings or nudges to just leave a note for someone or send an e-mail, it's the Holy Spirit leading us to just bless that person.

Thank you all for being "that person" to me this week, I have been blessed.

5 comments:

David said...

I'm sorry to hear that. My heart goes out to you and your family during this transition. Keep your head up! God bless.

Erin said...

Katie,

I'm so sorry. I also know that we will be with our loved ones again someday, but we can still miss them now.

My grandmother died when I was just 12 years old. I was incredibly close to her. I cannot tell you how many times I have felt her near me since she passed away. Sometimes I'll be doing something and find myself "chatting" with her in my mind.

Your grandfather is not gone, you just can't see him right now.

My prayers are with you.

Em said...

Katie,

I haven't commented on here before but I came across your blog the other day and I really admire your strength and your faith.

I'm so very sorry about your loss of your grandfather, but you're exactly right- you WILL see him again someday. Until you can though, just keep his memory alive and remember that he is watching down on you now!

Hugs,
Em

Jenn said...

Katie,

So sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.

Kerri said...

Katie,
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your Grandfather. I lost my Grandmother this past year, and though we didn't live close by, I was saddened by all the things we would never be able to do again. Thankfully you have the assurance of seeing him agian!! :-) That is a blessing! I will pray for peace and healing in your family.
Kerri