Monday, April 03, 2006

12:00

Prompt as always- he died at 12. Not a minute before, not a minute after. That was when he usually ate lunch. Everything was always on schedule, and the coffee was placed ready to be made in the coffe pot the night before it was to be brewed.

My favorite Dutch, tulip-loving gardening Grandpa has gone on to heaven. It is a beautiful day to be in heaven, I would think. I was able to sing to him a song I wrote for him, here it is below.

When you woke up in the heavens, sun's rays extended down to earth
to lift you high, far above the sky,
When you woke up in the heavens.

And you heard the Father say, "well done, well done"
When you woke up in the heavens.

Now your time on earth is done, eternity's just begun.
When you woke up in the heavens.

He died shortly after arriving at hospice care, with his daughters and family around, and Christian music playing (his favorite), and he was not in pain.

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

Amy said...

Meleah, I'm so sorry. I can only hope, though, that when it's my turn to go, I go like your grandfather did. How peaceful.

renee said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. I'm sending good thoughts to you and your family.

Connie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about Grandpa Bert. I am thinking about you and your family during this difficult time. ~Elizabethan

Carrie said...

It sounds like you have many wonderful memories of your Grandfather.
My thoughts are with you.

Kelly said...

My thoughts are with you right now. Losing a grandparent is so hard because you mourn as a grandchild but also mourn your own parent losing a parent. I'm sending healing, peaceful thoughts your way.

Kelle said...

I am sorry for your loss Meleah. The death of a loved one is never easy. I'm glad that he had his family there with him and he died peacefully, that is a blessing. Peace be with you and your family.