Friday night my Grandfather died! I am pretty upset about it. PopPop was one of the most fun “Grown ups” I knew. I guess that is how Grandfathers are supposed to be. Right after I got home from my Honeymoon he had open heart surgery. It was a struggle but he was on the mend and was well enough to come to Alyssa’s first Birthday party in January of 2009. In April of 2009 he lost his sight and then Johns Hopkins Hospital found an aneurysm and had to operate again. This time it wasn’t so great! He never really recovered and has spent the last year in and out of the hospital and nursing home. Never to go home. He had brain damage from the Heart and Lung Machines and never fully knew what was going on again. The last thing he said to me was “I Love You”! Granted it was about a year ago the morning of his surgery, but I will never forget hugging him and telling him I would see him after the surgery! He has suffered a long hard year and I really hope he at peace! The funeral is on Wednesday and I am not looking forward to it. I hate dealing with death. I am being strong and supportive of for my Dad, but really I just want to cry! We are scanning old pictures to play on a digital photo frame at the funeral home and these are a few of my favorites!
My Grandfather and Grandmother on their Wedding day!
My Grandparents holding me when I was 5 Days old.
My Dad, My Grandfather, My Great Grandmother and me
Pop Pop, Me & my Dad
Pop Pop,Laura & Alyssa on the day Alyssa came home from the hospital. He was sick and was just coming by to drop off a gift. He didn’t want to get the baby sick but se forced him to take a picture really fast before he left. I am so glad we did!
Laura, Pop Pop and I takes the summer of 2009
This is the last picture we had taken together! It was in January of 2009. I think it is my very favorite one! I love how he is reaching up and holding my hand!