11.19.2010

and then there is this

There is this man (my grandfather), who passed away this afternoon.
He had the uncanny ability to sleep in a house full of these people: (These photos are from last Thanksgiving).

He was very much a part of all of our lives and he will be greatly missed. Blogging might be scarce as I/(we?) head to St. Louis.

I say I/(we?) because, additionally this afternoon, Karl's 96 year old grandmother has been admitted to the hospital here in Little Rock with pneumonia.

I know we are lucky to have grandparents that have been with us through our 20s and into our 30s but it doesn't make losing him easy.

Prayers and/or positive thoughts are appreciated for both situations.


16 comments:

melissa said...

I am so sorry to hear this news...you will be in our thoughts!

m-m-m-melissa said...

what?! boo. :( be safe on your trip, sweet potato, and know that i'm thinking of you. and get well soon wishes to mimi!

Angela said...

I'm so sorry Kat, sending big hugs and good thoughts to you & your family.

{lauryl} said...

Oh Kat, so sorry! I lost a grandfather last year and am traveling to visit my only surviving grandparents over Thanksgiving since their health is rapidly failing, too. Yes, it's a blessing to have had grandparents with us for so long-- but you're right, that doesn't make it any easier to lose them. xoxo

Savannah B said...

Oh, Kat. I'm so glad you got to see him recently, and so sorry he is gone now. Prayers for your family. Prayer's for Karl's. Love to you both/all.

Aubrey said...

So sorry, Kat. Lots of love and prayers to your family and Karl's.

The Smiths said...

Sorry Kat. It's so stressful with funerals and sickness in the family during the holidays. Add travel on top of that. Praying for peace of mind and heart for you all.

Jennifer said...

Love you so much and I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I would love to read a post about him! Let me know if you need anything.

sdhorton said...

So sorry about your grandpa. Be safe traveling.

sarthreads said...

really sorry to hear this.

Jax said...

Ohmygoodness.. Kat, I'm so sorry.... I had no idea! Sending hugs and thoughts and prayers and then sending all of them a hundred more times... Love you.

Kelz World said...

i am so sorry for both of you. i lost my grandmother last weekend on the 14th so i know the hurt you must feel. it will get better!

Ashley said...

:( So sorry to hear this Kat, I hope you do write a post about him, I would love to read it.

Stacia said...

Prayers for your family~

panamamama said...

Prayers & love for you and yours.

Kate said...

very sorry for your loss, Kat. I hope you are having an okay Thanksgiving or at least are surrounded by family. take care.