Monday, January 01, 2007

Grieving

Happy New Year - 2007. It's not starting off to hot for us, sadly. After a fun-filled evening with friends and kids running all over the place having the time of their lives, we came home this morning and got a phone call we knew was coming at some point, but dreaded anyway.

Mr. Chick's beloved grandfather died last night.


I don't have any details yet as things are still being processed and figured out. No date yet for services, but soon.

Mr. Chick's grandfather was a very special man. Very respected and distinguished. He served in the military during WWII and was a POW for nearly a year, I believe. He received a couple of Purple Hearts. He was gentle and kind and will be dearly missed. He was in his mid-80's when he died, married since the early 1940's to the same woman, Mr. Chick's grandmother. I'm thinking of her today - she just lost her life partner, the love of her life for the past 60+ years. I can't imagine what that must be like.

I've been told that Mr. Chick's grandfather has said that Mr. Chick is like the son he never had (he had two daughters). Mr. Chick deeply loved and respected his grandfather. This is very hard on him.

Depending on travel plans (Mr. Chick's grandfather lived in Michigan), I might be gone for a bit. Plus, we're just sad right now and I don't feel much like writing about silly, trivial, everyday type of stuff when this is so raw.

R.I.P. We love you.

Comments:
MP - So sorry to read of the passing of Mr. Chick's grandfather. I know how sad you all must be. Grandparents are so very special and I know he will be missed by so many people. My thoughts are with all of you.
MCM
 
I'm so sorry for your husband's loss (and the rest of the family as well). My husband's paternal grandparents both died in the last few months (3 months and 3 days apart, they'd been married 65 years). I pray your husband and the rest of the family finds comfort in knowing they will see their beloved (grand)father again.

Sending hugs.... (of course, non-creepy hugs - lol)
 
so sorry mp. I can imagine this is a very hard time for your family.
 
Condolences to your family....
 
My condolences to your family in the loss of Mr. Chick's g'father.
 
MP-

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I hope you can find comfort in each other and your memories of the happy times together.

Hugs

Jen
 
So sorry about the passing of Mr.Chick's grandfather. There is something about that generation of men that made them so special. Grieving is never easy, but I know you'll take good care of Mr.Chick.
 
So sorry about your loss. Thinking of you
 
Sorry about the loss of your husband's grandfather.
 
So sorry for your pain.

Thinking of you.
 
So very sorry for your loss...
 
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