In Remembrance of my Grandfather…

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This morning we found out that my grandfather passed away in the night. In December, a few days before Christmas, we had found out that he had cancer and would only make it a few more months. We are glad that he was able to hold on that long. He was a good man and I am proud to say he served with the 1st Marine Division in Guadacanal and Peleliu. He will be having a funeral with full military honors, since he was a veteran.

I must be honest and say I was not as close to my grandfather as some grandchildren might be. We did not see my grandparents on that side as often as some, because of family problems I will not go into. I did love him however, and I do have many memories of him. The last time I was able to see him and my grandmother, was before I left for college five years ago. They had taken me out to eat at a restaurant and we had had the nicest time. I never saw him again after that and even though I wanted to go back I was never able to. My grandparents lived in Massachusetts, and my family had lived in New Hampshire. However, I went to college in Florida, and my family eventually moved to Florida as well, and I was never able to go back.
I found out that on my birthday in January a few weeks ago, my aunt and uncle had tried to call me so I could talk to my grandpa. I guess he had had a good moment where he was coherent and able to talk. I missed the phone call, and missed the moment not even knowing. I wish there was something different I could have done, but it is too late now.
I found out, that he left this world very peacefully. And even though cancer raged in his body, it could not touch his soul, and I will see him again someday in heaven.
*The picture above, is the only picture I have of my grandfather. The baby he is holding is me.*

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  1. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your lost. visitng from sits. may the lord bless you and your family

  2. I am so sorry you lost your Grandfather. That is great that you do have such nice memories of him.

  3. Oh Kathryn. I'm sorry. Even though you were expecting this, I know it can't be easy. My prayers go out to you and your family!

  4. I am sorry for your loss.
    I lost my grandfather 4 years ago this past January, and it has been very hard. Keep your head up.

    Stoppin' by from SITS.

  5. God Bless you I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my gram in July and it has been tough.
    Take care of yourself!

  6. I am so sorry, sweetie. That is so tough. I was so sad when my grandparents died. I will be praying for your family!!!

    All the best…may God's peace be with you! 🙂

  7. Stopping by from SITS – I am so sorry for your loss and your estrangement from your grandfather. Hold on to your memories!

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