1.29.2010

A time to be born, and a time to die.

I will be taking a little break from my blog to be with family. Today I found out that my dear grandpa "Popa" passed away. After nearly a month in the hospital from a broken hip, his body just couldn't recover. It was his time.

That doesn't make it any easier, though.

The tears still flow, even though my mind is filled with great memories of his life.

He dipped my passie in his coffee when I was 1, and I've been addicted ever since.

He was a huge Civil War collector and did question me about the "damn yankee" I brought to meet him. After a beer with the hubs, he gave his stamp of approval.

He has a Purple Heart for his amazing bravery in fighting for our country.

He was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

First time meeting Cooper
Great-grandparents
East Coast visit tradition - The Cracker Barrel meet-up.
You better believe I will be fashionably dressed for his funeral. Every time I saw him, he would tell me how "in" my outfit was, and all about the trends he read about lately.

Popa, you will truly be missed, by me, and so many others that loved you deeply.

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. - 2 Corinthians 5:8

35 comments:

  1. Aww, Molly. I am so sorry! :( This post just made me cry. I know how hard it is to lose a grandparent. Your grandfather sounds like he was a great man. I love that he was up to date on fashion trends! Too cute. :) Praying for you during this rough time.

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  2. Molly, I'm so sorry for your loss. I smiled when I saw how your Grandfather commented on how "in" you looked :) Grandpa's are so special. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  3. I'm so sorry Mol. My grandfather is very ill right now, so my heart feels what your heart is feeling. I'm here if you need anything! Praying for your family. Love ya!

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  4. Oh Molly, I am so sorry for your loss. Your grandfather sounded awesome & was so up to date! Very cool guy!

    Take care and we'll be here when you get back.

    Jen from Blonde Ambition

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  5. My condolences to you and your family Molly. He's in a great place now, and will be smiling down on you, your "damn yakee" and baby coop.

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  6. So sorry Molly!!! I hope you have a safe flight out here and try to remember all the good times. I am giving you a BIG virtual hug!

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  7. Molly! I am so sorry. I just lost my own grandpa less than a month ago. Totally understand. You take as much time as you need. don't forget to let yourself cry...it really does help. Praying for you and your family.
    Becky

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  8. oh lady, i'm so sorry...i love the sweet little stories you told though. that's so cute that he approved your 'damn yankee'...big hugs to you and your famiy...you're in our thoughts and prayers.

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  9. oh, i am sooooo sorry!! i have a papa too, i know how what it's like to be close to your grandparents... i am too, hang in there... sending prayers your way!!! :)

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  10. I'm so sorry for your loss :-(

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  11. Molly I'm so sorry for your loss you and your family will me in my thoughts and prayers....

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  12. Molly, I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll be praying for you and your family.

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  13. So sorry for your loss darling! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family <3!

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  14. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Its best to remember the good times you had with him.... He will forever be with you in your heart.
    ((HUGS))

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  15. Oh, Molly!
    I'm so sorry sweetie. That is so hard. I hate that we have to go through things like this. My thoughts and prayers are with you sweetie!
    XOXO,
    Erin

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  16. Your blog brings tears to my eyes (and the scripture was particularly poignant...) I am so sorry about your Popa.... thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  17. Sending some love your way. Your popa looked like such a sweet man. Rest in knowing he is with the Lord, and smile at all the memories you shared.

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  18. I'm very sorry to hear about your grandfather Molly, my condolensces to your family.

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  19. i'm so sorry about the loss of you popa. My condolensces to your family.

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

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa's passing! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

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  22. So sorry for your loss. How cute of your Popa to read about the newest trends. Thoughts & prayers with you & your family.

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, my heart and prayers goes out to you and your family during this time! How wonderful that you have such special memories!

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  24. i am so sorry for your loss. i hope your heart heals quickly.

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  25. i am so sorry, honey. if you need anything, we're right around the corner. ill be praying for you and your family.

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  26. Im so sorry Molly! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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  27. You made me cry! But its okay, its good to grieve for people who you were close to. It reminded me of my grandma when she passed. I stopped by from my girl Ashley's blog and wanted to say hey!

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  28. i just found your blog and am loving it :)
    i am so, so sorry to hear about your Popa, though. he looks and sounds like such a wonderful, sweet man. you and your family will be in my prayers.

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  29. So sorry for your loss. It's wonderful that you have such fond memories of him, though. My thoughts are with you.

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  30. Molly...SO sorry for your loss...thoughts and prayers are with you and your fam!

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  31. Oh, girl. I don't even know what to say. I am SO, so sorry. :(

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  32. Sorry for your loss. I just lost my grandfather this past November. Even though you can rationalize what a long full life they led, it's still unreal. Enjoy surrounding yourself with your family and remembering him together.

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  33. So sorry for your loss Molly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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