Saying Good-Bye

Monday, March 24, 2008 8 Comments A+ a-

Its the stuff movies are made of; a love story that makes you smile. During WWII, a soldier walks into a USO and sees a beautiful woman across the room. He walks up to her and tells her he's going to marry her. She smiles indulgently at him, knowing that's impossible as she's engaged to someone else. Can you guess how the story ends?

Jon's grandpa left this world for a better one last night; Jon and I were saying that it seemed so fitting to join the angels in heaven on Easter Sunday. Yesterday was a quiet, sobering day as we spent Easter with the family, surrounding Grandpa and Grandma C with as much love as possible. It was hard watching family members go in and out of Grandpa's room; sometimes in tears, sometimes with feelings written all over their faces. Its not usually how we spend Easter, usually its such a day of joy and jubilation as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, but this is life and life is hard. Especially when you're saying good-bye to loved ones.

Please pray for the family this week. This has affected Jon far more than I thought it was going to; its hard watching your husband cry. And its sobering to watch the rest of the family grieve. Please pray for those that are here, dealing with the nitty-gritty details of death, while grieving. Please pray for those family members that aren't here, as they grieve alone. Pray for safe travels of the family that is on their way.

Grandpa left behind a wife, six children, eighteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren (two of which are in-utero and both due in about a month). And that story above? Of course he won the girl's heart; Grandpa and Grandma C were married for sixty-plus years! Amazing, huh?!

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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Stacey
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9:00 AM delete

Oh Jenn...

We just walked this same road in January with Tim's family. I will be praying for Jon and the whole family.

And you are so right about how fitting it is to have him go to heaven on Easter Sunday! What a blessing!

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O Mama Mia
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10:07 AM delete

And after only two weeks of dating, they were married! That's them!
Thank you for the prayers & being there for Jon & Terry. Give them hugs for me, mkay?
love you!

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crystal
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10:54 AM delete

60 plus years..That is amazing! It is hard to lose a loved one especially a wonderful man such as he sounds like he was. I will be praying for the family.

Prayers
Crystal

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Beth
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11:50 AM delete

What an amazing man he must have been! Thoughts and prayers for the entire family, especially Jon as you grieve.
Beth

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Kamma
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8:44 PM delete

Jenn
I'm so sorry for yours and Jon's loss and sadness. Please give my love to him and know that you are all in my prayers.

Love you!

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CPT Mom
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11:33 PM delete

Praying for all of you.

What a beautiful love story.

Hugs.

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Becoming Me
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11:52 AM delete

How lovely. I will say a prayer for your precious family. My great-grandparents will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary this November and I know one would feel lost without the other.

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Elizabeth
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11:15 PM delete

Lots of hugs for you and your family. I understand the mixed feelings on Easter so well. My grandmother left us on Easter Sunday when I was 16. I'm praying for your whole family. And, that love story truly is amazing to think about!

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