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Friday, February 20, 2009

My Grandpa passed away....

this past wendsday....he was 94 years old!!! just amazing....today was the funeral and it was really a nice one and best of all, it was AMAZING seeing all my cousins that i had not seen in such a long time!! there are not very many of us...there are 11 of his grandkids (my cousins)....and today, there was NINE OF THEM!!!!!! the other 2 were out of states....but to have us all there was just AMAZING...we had such a wonderful time just chatting together at the WAKE..my one regret was that we did not get a group pic of all the cousins!! i know it would have been a sight to SEE....what was so funny/sad was that in the obituary, it stated that Grandpa had 9 great grandkids....i kept coming up one short and i FINALLY figured out WHY!!!! i have a cousin that lives pretty far away and she has a daughter and we have not spoken in over 3 years now and i guess because of that, i COMPLETELY forgot about that child!!! i think that is such a SAD thing....when i figured it out, i was just sad that because of something that happened 3 years ago between us, she has cut me out of her life and because of THAT, her daughter has just....been gone?! i don't know but i get soooooo sad because she was my best friend since we were in kinder and that we have not talked in over 3 years...well, i just think that that is soooo sad....i sat there and i had to look for pics of my grandpa for his funeral and i found so many pics of us together in happier times....i always think about her and james always listens when i talk about her....i PRAY that someday things will clear up and we can get back to just being FAMILY...i know that things may never be the same but i just pray that we could just talk or communicate or SOMETHING....time moves by SOOOOOO FAST....things change every second and you NEVER know what can happen...one day you are here and the next, GONE....life is too short for that...

anyway, all our cousins said that it is sad that we only get together now when there is a funeral or a wedding....i hope that can change....

4 comments:

MaBunny said...

Sorry to hear about your grandfather. He sounds like he lead a very long and rewarding life.

howbouthatfood15 said...

It IS sad that we never see the other cousins!


Anthony said that he didn't even recognize me.. Geez!

Mom 2 Andre said...

I just want to say how sorry I am to hear the loss of your grandfather. He sure seemed to have lived a healthy life. I often wonder if I'll live long enough to see my grandkids. One thing for sure, my son reminds me that every day is a gift. It's a gift indeed considering he defied medical odds by still being alive today. About family gatherings, I think it's very common in many families, even in mine. The only time for catching up is when there is a big family event or a death in the family. I'm not sure if we've become a society that has become too busy and we lost track what's really important. As for your cousin, it's sad to read that you've been apart because of something in the past. The other day, I was watching a TV show about how we can waste so much time by being angry and bitter, when the easiest thing is to stop living in the past, and forgive. It sure is true. I hope that your close cousin returns into your life, because life is too short indeed. All the best to you.

From My Heart to Yours,
Mom2Andre, our CHD Survivor.

Diana said...

I just want to say how sorry I am to hear the loss of your grandfather.You and your family are in our paryers.He can say he has lived a very long life by the sound it was full of LOVE ! May God Bless You and Your Family.


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