Saturday, August 6, 2011

Bittersweet Day!

I knew I would be writing this post one day, but that day came all too soon! I thought I had prepared myself to say goodbye, but my heart aches to see him again! I thought I understood what it would feel like to lose someone you love dearly, but the pain took me by surprise! 


During the wee hours of the morning last Monday, my precious Grandpa went to sleep on this earth, and woke up in the arms of his beloved Jesus! We were at the beach with my family when we got the news. We knew when we left for our trip that his time on this earth was coming to an end, but we were hopeful  that he would make it through the week. The Lord had other plans though, and as always...His plans are BEST! Over the last week, my family has witnessed first-hand how the Lord orchestrated the timing of my grandfathers homecoming PERFECTLY! Even in the littlest detail, the Lord's presence was felt. 

I will miss my Grandpa more than words could ever express! He was the kindest and most gracious man I will EVER know! His generous spirit and giving nature blessed me and my family time and time again! I am so thankful for the lifetime of sweet memories that I shared with him! 
I will FOREVER cherish each and every one! 
And even though my life feels like a piece is missing now, I know that because of my faith in Jesus Christ, one day soon, I will be reunited with my precious Grandpa again! 
Can't wait!!!!

13 comments:

Terri said...

So very, very sorry for your loss, Jenny....... Praise Jesus that he is resting in His arms, perfectly healed. Hugs to you my friend. Blessings.

Courtney said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know the pain of losing a grandfather and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Devin said...

Oh, Jenny. I am so sorry for you and your family. I lost my grandmother 2 years ago in October, and she was a lady who possessed many of the same qualities your grandpa did. She was an amazing woman, and we had a special bond--so I understand some of the pain you are feeling. I will be praying for you, and for your family, as you deal with your earthly loss. Hugs and prayers to you.

paige said...

So beautifully written. LOVED your grandpa!

Kristin said...

I got choked up reading your sweet post. I'm so sorry for your loss! I know what it is like to lose a dear, Godly grandfather. I know you are so thankful for the beautiful heritage he left behind!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family!

Meg said...

Bless your heart! We also recently lost a very dear loved one and I have found sweet peace in this song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa8w7mGug0c

I will Rise by Chris Tomlin. I pray Jesus meets your right where you are...

Be blessed lovely~

The Aspenberg Family said...

OH Jenny!! I'm so sorry for your loss! I know that feeling all to well, My dad went to be with the Lord on Feburary 6th of this year! Praying for you all during this time!! Remember it's not goodbye it's see you again ! Blessings, Stacey

Bethany @ 3SonsPlus1...and... said...

Oh Jenny, I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for you and your sweet family. What a beautiful promise we have to see those we love again. Hugs from NH!

Kelly said...

Oh Jenny, I am so sorry. As much as you try to prepare yourself, the pain and heartache are still there. I'm praying for you and your sweet family! May God continue to give you comfort.

Brian & Ashley said...

Oh, Jenny! I'm so sorry for your loss. It truly is heartbreaking, but I'm thankful that your Grandpa knew and loved Jesus. I'm thankful you have some peace in that and that you'll see him again someday. Praying for you family. xoxo

Melanie said...

What a beautiful post & lovely tribute to a godly man & beloved grandpa! Praying for your sweet family! Thankful for your wonderful testimony!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.