Friday, June 26, 2009

My Gramps

Okay, well I haven't been around for a while. Unfortunately, my grandfather passed away last Wednesday 6/17. Although he was sick, fighting oral cancer for the last few months, it was still a huge shock when he suddenly took a turn for the worst early last week. The doctors had all given us a false sense of hope and I can't help but still feel like "what on earth happened"?!? So with my Grandmother passing a little over two years ago, I am just in disbelief that they are BOTH gone at this point. I have been finding comfort in reminding myself that at least they are together. My 10 year old cousin Kristen, wrote this incredible poem for Gramps and read it at his funeral...and I really would like to share it here...
Years will go by, and you won't be here,
We miss you so much, and we hope that it's clear.
As you watch us from heavens above,
We'll send our kisses, and wrap them in love.
As much as we feel sorrow,
Fragments of our hearts will always follow.
We love you with every bit of our heart,
We can't believe you left us, from us, you part.
Undoubtedly we think of you every single day,
We dream of seeing you, we wish you never went away.
We desire for you to speak our name,
Without you here, things will never be the same.


  1. What a great picture of the two of you, Stephanie! How blessed you are to have such warm memories to help comfort you. May your grandpa & grandma rest in peace.
    How very sweet Kristen's poem is.
    Love to all,
    Mom Sko

  2. I am sorry for your loss Steph, I lost my Grandfather earlier this year to cancer as well. He had been fighting it for years. That is a very sweet poem that your cousin wrote. I know he is looking down on you from heaven. That is a lovely picture of you two :)

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. That is a very nice poem. It's hard to lost those that we love. That photo is so cute, that smile is something you will always remember!

  4. Hey Honey I did not see this post until now - I know you know that both grandma and grandpa are watching over you as you make your way down to Florida and they will continue to do so as you forge ahead in attempting to fulfill your dreams. Love, Mom


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