Thursday, April 1, 2010

saying goodbyes

Tonight I went to the hospital to say my final good bye to my grandpa. He had a stroke right before Jane was born, and has never fully recovered. Today his heart stopped and after 29 minutes of cpr he finally came back, but even worse than he has been. It was so hard to say goodbye knowing that I would never see him again in this life. I wish he was able to see Jane before he leaves, but I asked him tonight to watch over the other ones until they come. Tonight I cried and held his hand, and wished that one more time he could give me a big bear hug. How I love the plan of salvation and knowing that I would see him again after I left the room. The tears are hard, but the Savior did so much for us that the pain becomes lighter. Tomorrow morning they are going to take him off the respirator and let him go. He was a good man, and will soon be in a much happier and healthier place. bye grandpa.

5 comments:

cherryl said...

So sorry about your grandpa.

I just read your post below, Happy Anniversary, WIERD that it has been FOUR years already. Time goes, pretty soon you will be old like us with a million kids. Thanks for the special shout out to us! :) Yah, I saw you guys those years in church together, never would have put you 2 together either, but you are so cute with eachother!

Jeanette said...

How hard! I am sorry Janel! That is a hard way to let go of a loved one. Wish our condolences to your mom for us! I too am grateful to know that we will see our loved ones again!

Bunka's said...

Please call me anytime. I wish I could be closer.
Your family are in my prayers. I am so grateful for the gospel and eternal families. But it still doesnt make it any easier. Love you

Becca said...

Sorry Janel! Love you girl!

Katie Hastings said...

Sorry about your grandpa janel. reading your posts made me feel the spirit, i am greatful for your encouraging words in a time of hardship. What a wonderful example. I will pray for you and your family.