I know this it OT, but I am really emotional right now and need to talk I guess. My grandpa was put on hospice 24 hour crisis care earlier today. For those of you not familiar with it Hospice crisis care deals with people in their final stages of death. I worked with hospice for many years, and the crisis care was always the hardest. Anyhow, long story short grandpa has been fighting cancer for many years now. Honestly, we are all surprised he has hung on this long. I know that he is going to a better place, but my heart is seriously crumbling to pieces right now. I am doing my best to stay strong for my dad and his siblings. It is so hard :(
I was going through some photos and found this from my grandpas 80th birthday party. This is his hand with my youngest DD's hand (she is 5 now).
She was barly walking on her own and had made her way over to him. When he put out his hand and she took it I thought it was precious. This was just a quick snap shop, but it makes my heart melt. It When I first showed it to one of my aunts she called it "Youth and Wisdom" This photo reminds me to take the time to tell those whom you love how you feel about them. Cherish the moments you have with your family, hold your children tight, make sure the elderly people in your life are given the respect and admiration they so deserve.
Sorry to ramble on, as I said, I am very emotional right now. Thanks for listening.
My grandpa went to his forever home in heaven this afternoon. It was a very bittersweet moment. I know he is no longer in pain which brings me peace. He passed very peacefully surrounded by family. I was holding his hand when he went home. Thanks for the support ladies, I really appreciate it.