Sunday, July 20, 2008

In the Grand Scheme

I love the new Blogger feature on the sidebar which displays the title of the last post and how long ago it was posted. The freshest posts appear first, then ones posted weeks and months ago. Having this sort of format allows for our grandparent community to check in on each other, to learn from each other and to travel into each other's lives. Our combined life experiences are absolutely chock full of wisdom. Clicking on each other's sites is like signing up for a University class in grandparenting. I am grateful for you all!

I've been away this week, attending the funeral of my brother-in-law who passed away suddenly from a heart attack. He was a youthful person in his late fifties. In the surreal setting at the funeral home, he rested in his coffin with his hands folded. He was surrounded by colorful flowers. On the top of his coffin was a large spray, (I think that's what they are called) foliage dotted with white flowers, holding sticks with the words Husband and Father in gold. When it was my moment to move close to say goodbye, I noticed a small wreath of greenery with the same kind of stick, inside the coffin. It said Grandfather.

Tears are rolling down my cheeks. Grandchildren have such a special place in our lives.


Kim's Mom said...

Isn't the new blogroll feature great? I just love that I can see at a glance who has recently added an entry, so I can zip on over to visit!

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Yes, Grandchildren, as well as our children, and the memories, both past and those yet to made, are blessings to be cherished.

~T. said...

Please accept my condolences during this difficult time, keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.

Angeline said...

Oh dear! I'm so sorry to hear about this....*hugs* *lots of hugs*

heart attack took away my dad I know how sudden this can be.

Grandmother Wren said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
May God bless and comfort you and your family.

Connie said...

Thanks everybody.... you thoughts and prayers are so appreciated.

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