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Thursday, May 13, 2010

No More Grandparents:

I found this picture a few weeks ago and was going to post it on May 2, my nephew Spencer's birthday.  Then the picture got covered up with something and I got busy with other things.  Spencer is now 28.  And that means that my Grandpa Johnson has been gone for 28 years now.  He died of lung cancer in the hospital, several hours after meeting his third great grandchild.

My sister, Angie, with newborn Spencer.

Grandpa welcomes Spencer to the world.  
When he died soon after, he was my last Grandpa.

It has been a week since Grandma Pearl died.  When somebody dies, odd thoughts sometimes crop up on how this will effect me. with that person being gone now.  What has hit me with Grandma's passing is that I now have no more living grandparents.  I know that she is technically Cary's grandma and not mine, but both of my own grandmas had died recently before I met Cary.  When I met Grandma Pearl, I felt blessed to have another, built-in grandma, and she was so nice.  I was lucky to have her for 7 years, but now she is gone.  It makes me sad, but I was also surprised on how it made me miss my Grandma T. and Grandma J. so much more now.  Grieving is weird.


Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Actually, grieving really sucks, and I'll go along with weird, too. It is odd the things a grieving person thinks of. After my parents died I realized I was a middle-aged orphan. Not a fun thing to be, but it seemed to describe what I felt better than anything else. I am sorry about your Grandma. Grandparents add so much to our lives!

Kathy at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy Welcomes You! said...

Thank you, Lisa. I am sorry that you lost your parents. That is really sad.

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