I Love You, Grandpa

I wasn't sure if I was going to blog about this at first, but it helps me to talk about and share things... and I asked my mom if it was okay, and she said yes...
These are my mom's parents, my grandparents, on their wedding day.
Aren't they beautiful?

Yesterday morning, my Grandpa let go of the grass and joined my Grandma in Heaven, after about 19 years apart.  It helps me to think of them together again, young and happy, like in this picture.

My Grandpa was 89 years old.  Here he is on his birthday:
I love, love this picture.  He is so cute!
At 89, he lived a full life.  He fought in and survived WWII.  He married my Grandma and had six children.  He got to watch his eight grandchildren grow up {the oldest is 27-- I'm the 2nd oldest-- and the youngest is 16}.  He was also able to be at my wedding, which I am so, so grateful for.
Grandpa and all of his grandchildren... I'm in the pink.
I was honored to be asked to make my Grandpa's memory board.  Crafting is my thing, and making it {with the help of my parents and two cousins} was really special for me:
 I love my Grandpa with all my heart, and I will miss him every day.  But I know he is in a better place, reunited with those that passed before him.

I'm staying home from school this week, and I won't be online much in the next few days, besides to check in every now and then, but I will be back over the weekend.  I hope everyone has a great rest of the week... :)

56 comments

Tanya said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Grandparents are true treasures. It's so sweet to think of your grandpa joining your grandma in heaven. The loss is painful, but thoughts like that make it a tiny bit easier to manage.
Prayers to you and your family.
☺ Tanya
First Grade is Fantabulous!

Stephanie said...

Teri I'm so sorry for your loss! Even when loved ones live a most fulfilling life it is never easy to let them go. The picture you posted of your grandpa and grandma on their wedding day is beautiful!!! My thoughts go out to you and your family.

❤- Stephanie

Vickie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! I am very close to my grandparents and don't even want to think about losing them. Praying for your family.
Vickie

LYNDSEY said...

Teri,

I'm thinking about you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful memory board you made in honor of him. Take care, sister. We are all thinking about you.

Lyndsey
A Year of Many Firsts

YearntoLearn said...

Hugs and wishing you strength. The grandparent relationship is so special.
Both sets of my grandparents died before I even finished high school.

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

((hugs))
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

SC Teacher 28 said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I have only lost 1 of my grandparents so far - my paternal grandfather and it was incredibly difficult for me. I grew up living beside my dad's parents and was super close to my grandfather. I will be praying for you and your family at this difficult time!

Joni
KinderKids Fun
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Miss Squirrels said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. You had a very special relationship with him~ I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers this week:)
Staci

☞Go NuTTY with ME!

misssquirrels@yahoo.com

Natalie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Teri! I have lost all of my grandparents, so I know the heartache your family is going through. I will keep you in my thoughts!

Natalie
TeacheryTidbits

Mrs. Reimann said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm glad there is some peace for you in knowing he is with his true love again.

Lorena

kimcollatos said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you guys!

Courtney Bartlett said...

I'm so sorry Teri. I'll be thinking of your family this week.

Swimming into Second

Miss Claire said...

I'm sorry for your loss! Keeping you in my prayers!


~Claire

Nicole said...

What a special picture of your grandparents on their wedding day! I'm so sorry for your loss - it sounds like your grandpa lived a full life surrounded by lots of love though! Thoughts and prayers with you, girl!
Nicole
Rowdy in Room 300

Lovely Nina said...

I'm sorry for your loss. It's nice to remember loved ones during happy times, I love the memory board. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Tania said...

Thinking about you and your family. Hugs.
My Second Sense

kmiracle said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I think it is wonderful that you have great memories of your grandparents. Hold on to those forever!

Comptonhouse said...

This was beautiful! My grandpas were the best too! I am sending you a hug and prayer to help you through this week!

Gladys said...

My prayers are with you and your family. {hugs}

TammySF. said...

Your memory board is amazing!! So sorry for your loss:(

Lisa at Stories From Second said...

The love between a grandpa and a granddaughter is so special, I know because I miss my sweet grandpa everyday, and he's been gone for 24 years now. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Lisa
Stories From Second

Susie Q said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Learning With Susie Q

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Mrs. Lirette said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers, Teri. It is obvious that you and your Grandpa had an incredibly special relationship. Take comfort in the fact that he has been reunited with your Grandmother and now walks with the Lord. Hugs.

Mary
Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

Crazy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Teri! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Sandy said...

Thinking about you and your family, Teri.

Amanda Cypher said...

That is SUCH a sweet picture. Well, all of them are, really. Condolences for your family and you. Take care, and will be thinking of you!

Amanda
Sweeties in Second

Katie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Teri. I can tell how much he meant to you. I actually lost my grandfather in March, so I can relate to your feelings :(

Katie
Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

Jenn said...

So sorry about your Grandpa. I lost mine over 18 years ago and I still miss him every day :(

Mrs. Kerola said...

I will be praying for you and your family. I lost my grandpa exactly two weeks ago and have been back at work for a week. May the presence of family and the Lord comfort you!

Jenny
happyliteracy.blogspot.com

Ms. Boyle said...

Bless you and your family during this time! It is so touching to see the photograph of your grandparents on their wedding day and imagine how happy they are to be with one another again!

Ellen
Great {First Grade} Expectations

Susan Moran said...

Teri,

I am so sorry for your loss - grandpas are the best and it looks like you were blessed to have had such a good one!

My prayers are with you and your family.

Susan
T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

So sorry for your loss!! My prayers are with you and your family.

APril
Wolfelicious

Lisa R. said...

Teri, I'm so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to let go. It sounds like your grandfather was a phenomenal man who led a fulfilling life. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time.
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Kristin said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Your grandpa looks like he was a sweet man.

Eileen Griffin said...

You and your family will be in my daily prayers. I am so sorry, Teri.
Eileen Griffin
Second Grade Sunshine

Miss DeCarbo said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Second Grade Sugar and Spice

Mrs. C said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself.

Jenn Bates said...

I'm sorry, Teri. {Hugs}
Jenn
Finally in First

Jill said...

I'm sad to hear about your grandpa. I lost my grandpa when I was in high school and I miss him every day. Maybe our grandpas are meeting up somewhere. :) You're in my thoughts.

Kelley Dolling said...

Oh Teri, I am so sorry. Sending lots of love your way.

Kelley Dolling

meadowt said...

Sending you and your family thoughts and prayers!!
Barbara
happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.Sending good thoughts your way!

Heather's Heart said...

Sending love, hugs, prayers, and blessings your way Teri.


Heather
Heather's Heart

Amy said...

So sorry for your loss! Grandparents fill such a special part in our lives! Lots of love sent your way.

Amy
The Kindergarten Center

Laura said...

What precious memories! Your Grandfather seems like an amazing man! Prayers for you and your family!

Laura
Peace, Love, and First Grade

Traci said...

So sorry for your loss. My grandfather was the most inspirational man in my life, and although he passed away a long time ago, I think of him constantly and have the BEST memories. I'm glad you have so many wonderful memories of your gramps as well.

Take care. {{{hugs}}}
❤Dragonflies in First ❤

Micheal said...

I am so so sorry for your lost. I know how it feels to truly missed a cherished loved one.

Buggy In Kindergarten said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I never really got to know my grandfathers very well as they all died either before I was born or while I was little, but I can relate to how you feel due to the loss of my own father, 80 years old, this past September. May God be with you and your family this week and always.

twilliams said...

So sorry to hear about your grandpa. Grandparents are such special people in our lives and although all of mine are gone, I think of them everyday and remember all the wonderful times I had with them. You will always carry them in your heart. Blessings on you and your family.

Teresa

2nd Grade Pig Pen

Busy Bees said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, Teri. Your grandfather is in a much better place. Sending hugs and prayers your way!
Robynn
BusyBees

Mrs. M said...

I couldn't help but shed a tear when I read this. I'm very sorry for your loss. Our stories are so similar that I had some goosebumps...my beloved grandfather passed in February. He was 86 years old. He also passed almost 15 years after my grandmother did, and he was also in the war.

I know and understand what you and your family are going through. I pray that you find peace & comfort in knowing your grandfather is reunited with your grandmother and other family members that have passed.

Sending my deepest condolences, along with lots of hugs & prayers your way.

Edana

Kristen said...

I'm so sorry Teri, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

ThinkWonder Teach said...

Sending you hugs and prayers!

Misty
Think, Wonder, & Teach

Erica said...

I started crying when I read this post. I am so sorry for the loss. :( He seems like a precious man.

Erica

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Thank you for all of your sweet, thoughtful comments. It really means a lot to me!

Deb Thomas said...

What a beautiful end to a beautiful love story! Thank you for sharing such a story of love and inspiration with all of us.

Deb at Fabulously First

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