Saturday, January 23, 2010

Grandpa Norman

"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy." ~ Eskimo Legend
This morning we got the sad news that Brad's Grandfather, Grandpa Norman passed away overnight. He was 88 and we are thankful that he got to meet ER, on visits during our drives between NM and MI. We are planning on making the ten hour or so drive to be at the visitation this week. We're sure Great Grandma Emma Jane will want her loved ones near. We are all comforted by the thought that his son, Brad's father Phil, has greeted him in Heaven. So it is not good bye Grandpa Norman, but until we meet again. You will be missed and were loved very much.

12 Friends Said:

Kelly said...

So sorry to hear of your loss :( Hope your family is doing OK during this sad time!

Katie at A List Maker's Life said...

Despite your very sad news, I can't help but smile to see the sweet expressions on Grandpa's face in these pictures. May you always have those memories to smile about!
Thinking of you all during this time.

Annette said...

Sorry for you and your family in this bittersweet time. I think of Derek's grandpa's expression..."We'll see you when we see you." He has never explained it to me, but I expect part of it is that maybe he'll see us next time...in heaven.

teachmama said...

oh, I'm so sorry, Katie! Everyone will be in our thoughts; travel safely.

Booklover1212 said...

Katie -

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. You will be in my prayers.

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

So sorry to hear about this. He looks very happy and kind in all of your pictures.

Mama King said...

Katie, I am so sorry for your family's loss. Much love to you and your family. Safe travels, Kim

Nichol said...

Katie and family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. I do have some awards for you when you get a chance. Hugs

Nicole said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you safe travels to be with your family!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

my heart goes out to you all, give my condolensces to Brad ♥

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

I am so sorry about your family's loss. Those are pictures that will be cherished forever!

BTW, I love that Eskimo legend. I don't think I have heard it before.

Vickie said...

Again, I am sorry. Brad looks like his Grandpa. I am thinking about you and your family. Wishing you guys a safe drive.

I have heard of the saying before. I like it.

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