Mood: not sure
Topic: Life Goes On
My grandfather passed away on Sunday morning. He was 90 years old. The good news is that his passing was peaceful and painless. Also, I got to see him before he died, and he knew I was there. It was hard to see him so weak and frail, but I'm glad I got to be with him. He had a good long life and he died knowing that his family loved him. There are much worse ways to die.
Even though I know he's in a better place (trite, I know, but I believe it's true), I will still miss him. He was a wonderful man. It was amazing to hear all the different stories about the things he'd done in his life. Some I knew, and many others I didn't know. I wish I'd spent more time to really get to know him. He was always a quiet presence in my life. He was there, and for him, that was the way he said "I love you."
I honor you, Grandpa. I miss you, but I know you're watching over me.
The funeral was on Wednesday, and it was a beautiful service. Everyone was so supportive and had great memories to share.
Other than dealing with Grandpa's death, I've been spending time with family and catching up with friends. Nena and I had our hetero lifemate ritual, which was a lot of fun. Also, my brother and his wife are in town. I haven't really been able to see him much since he joined the military so this is a treat, despite the circumstances that brought him here.
Hmmm. Off to bed. I'm going to a wedding tomorrow, though I'm not exactly enthusiastic about it.