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Friday, May 1, 2009

My Grandpa

As you all probably know from reading my moms blog my Grandpa is very sick with Liver Cancer. Well I talked to my mom this morning and grandpa is declining really fast and I am asking for your prayers and my mom will probably ask for them to. She is probably going to put him in the hospital sometime soon. My Grandpa is an AMAZING man. He was in the service but I don't know a lot about him during that time of his life. What I do know about him is he is my Grandpa and I love him dearly. When I was young if I got sick my mom would take me over to Grandma and Grandpas house and my grandma was a germaphobe you might say so she woud put sheets covering the couch and would lay a blanket on the couch for me to cover up with and a pillow to lay my head on. She would turn on cartoons for me and on the couch i would stay unless i had to go to the bathroom and then she would follow me arrownd with the lysol can lol. My Grandpa knew I hated staying on the couch so he would come in and watch TV. That time with Grandpa was really special to me and I will always cherrish that time we had together. Another memory I have at thier house is graham crackers and milk. This i think is my favorite. My grandparents were not the type of people to sit or let anyone else sit on their counters but I would go over there and grandpa would get me a glass of milk and a plate with Graham crackers and he would sit me up on the counter and let me eat my graham crackers and milk up on the counter. I was the only person ever allowed to do this not even my sister and brother were allowed to so i felt like the most special person in the world. My grandparents watched my son travis for quite a few months after I went back to school and Grandpa would take travis and show him off to EVERYONE. I would come to pick him up from thier house and there was my son laying on a blanket it the middle of the table with his great grandparent sitting on either side of him like he was a center piece. I know travis doesn't know this but I think that was some of my grandparents favorite times, just sitting and watching him sleep and also showing him off of course. Well those are just a few out of many memories i have of my grandparents. Please pray for him and pray that god is merciful to him. We don't want to lose him but we all know he is hurting and he wants to be with his wife again. I wish i had a picture but I don't have one at the moment. I'm sure you have seen them on my moms page though. Thank you all.

10 comments:

Intense Guy said...

*Hugs*

I hope you can ask your Grandpop what he did in the service. I'm sure he would be proud to tell you.

I continue to hold him and his entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

jewelzmomof4 said...

Thanks for your hugs and prayers Intense Guy. I wish he could tell me about his years in the service but I'm afraid i am to late to ask him he is in to much pain to really communicate i think. I will however try for sure.

Deanna said...

Oh hun. Here I am at work, trying to get the bulletins done so I can get back over to the hospital. It was like I was driven to pull up the blog. I rarely do that at work. And I find this very special post from you. As you can imagine, the flood waters broke. Such sweet memories. I love you, babe. Mom.

Karla said...

Such wonderful memories you have of your grandfather. Try to get him to talk about his life because some day you will think of these talks as special too. Your blog today made me choke up...those wonderful special memories made me think of my "grandma" womack...Maybe I will blog about her sometime.

You are all in my prayers.

LadyStyx said...

Not much I can say that hasnt already been said. Just know Im thinking of you and your family. *HUGZ*

jewelzmomof4 said...

Thanks to all of you for your hugs and prayers. Unfortunatly I don't think I will get a chance to talk to him about his service years i saw him tonight and he is pretty well out of it but i will see him tomorrow and mabey while on pain med he might be able to sit up and talk if so I really do want to hear about those years. I wish i had thought to talk to him years ago but i was to young and thought my grandpa was invinsible(sp?) and I guess I always thought he would be here silly huh? Oh well thanks to all.

AliceKay said...

We all have hindsights, missed moments, or missed opportunities. You have some wonderful memories of your grandpa, and I'm pretty sure he knows what's in your heart. Tears welled up in my eyes just reading the love there. I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. *hugs*

Tori_z said...

Of course we will keep him in our thoughts and prayers. *Hugs*

ChicagoLady said...

I'll be keeping your whole family in my prayers.

I know it's not as good as personal stories, but there are websites you can go to, and request copies of his military records. There's some basic information you would need, like his service number, branch of service, etc. But if you have that, you can find out so much regarding where he served, and what he did.

jewelzmomof4 said...

Thanks to all for your comments and Chicago Lady thanks for the info I didn't know that I'll see what i can do I would like to know more about him and my grandpa haslag.