Friday morning my alarm clock went off to start my day. I had a full day planned and had to get an early start. Minutes later, I got a text saying my Grandpa was not responding that morning and emergency respondents were on their way to his home. Twenty minutes later, I got the call that confirmed he had indeed passed away in his sleep sometime during the night. All my plans started to unravel, including those for this week. Family trumps everything right now. In moments like this the most important things are instantly the priority and things are back in proper perspective. In light of that and all that will be taking place this week for my family, I will be taking some time off from blogging. Honoring my Grandpa's life and spending time with those that loved him and love me will come first, it's just that simple.
As far as Grandpa goes, honestly, I haven't had much time to process his loss. I'm sure this week will be full of ups and downs. He's been fighting for a while now and far out lived the doctor's predictions-he was a fighter, for sure! I don't think any of us were shocked, but just the same, it's never easy. He was done, he'd fought hard and long enough. He was at peace with his loved ones and with His Savior. Now, it's a time to celebrate his life here on earth and his eternal life where he now dances, young and healthy next to Jesus!
Have a wonderful week, I'll resume posting as soon as life allows!