Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In Loving Memory

Just six months after losing my Nana to terminal cancer, I am once again out in California mourning the loss of my grandfather, her husband of 60 years, who passed away last night.

Shortly after my Nana passed away last fall, doctors confirmed that my grandpa also had cancer, although a more treatable form. But several difficult surgeries and complications later, he too found himself fighting for his life, especially throughout the past week, which I thankfully had the chance to spend by his side.


My feelings at the moment transition between shock, denial, anger, heartbreak and mental exhaustion over having to immediately relive the experience of losing someone I have dearly loved my entire life. 

Rest in peace, Papa. I love you and will miss you always. 

21 comments:

  1. Heather, I am so sorry that this is happening to you again :( My thoughts are definitely with you and your family during this tough time.

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss :(

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure your grandma was waiting with open arms for his arrival in heaven and now they can continue to watch over you together.

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  4. I completely feel for you. I lost my grandfather recently as well. http://bernadettemanzano.blogspot.com/2013/02/my-new-angel.html
    My deepest sympathies. Perhaps he just wanted to be back with your grandmother. Safe travels to you and healing thoughts to you and your family.

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  5. I'm sorry, Heather. I truly think he wanted to be with Nana. <3
    Sending a long distance very squeezy hug to you.

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  6. Oh Heather, I am so sorry to hear such news, my heart and prayers are with you but I am sure both your Grandpa & Grandma are now in heaven hugging each other and looking down on you with much love.

    Sending you my condolences and a big hug!

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  7. Oh honey, my heart aches for you and your losses so recently. Lots of hugs! Xo

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  8. HUGE Hugs, Heather. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  9. aww i am soo sorry for your loss hun! Hugs!

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  10. Oh honey, I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  11. sending you love and prayers at this time.

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  12. My thoughts go out to you and your family! Big hugs!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  13. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. xx

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  14. I'm so sorry for your loss Heather...and so sorry for the delay in reading this. I'm glad you were able to be with him in his final days and that he is with your nana again in Heaven.

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  15. Heather, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

    Tracy

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  16. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  17. i'm sorry heather for the loss of your grandpa. it is difficult loosing any family member but especially when a horrible disease takes them away. may you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of him

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  18. I am so very sorry Heather {{hugs}}

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  19. Heather I am so sad to read this. I cannot even begin to imagine what you're going through. To lose both of your dear grandparents in such a short time :( sending you and your family tons of prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

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