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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. My grandfather passed away.

  1. CraftytotheCore profile image97
    CraftytotheCoreposted 3 years ago

    I just wanted to leave a note for my HubPages friends.  Some of you may remember a comment or two where I posted about my grandfather.  He passed away on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.  I received a call early in the morning.  My aunt called and said my grandfather was asking for me.   I drove with my son to see him (he was home from school because he just had tonsil surgery a few days before), and we got to hold his hand and be there when he took his last breath.   Many of you know my son has Autism.  He held his Papa's hand so courageously.  He felt closure from the experience. 

    The funeral was today.  So many people came out to pay respects.  I haven't been able to get on here in a while and just wanted to let everyone know that my grandfather (truly my father as he adopted me) was at peace when he passed.  He had suffered for two years with pancreatic cancer.

    1. DreamerMeg profile image87
      DreamerMegposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I am so sorry to hear your sad news but you must have been happy that you and your son were there for his passing.

    2. Say Yes To Life profile image84
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      So sorry to hear of your loss!

    3. MsDora profile image92
      MsDoraposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Crafty, please accept my sincere sympathy.  May the happy memories of life with your grandfather bring comforting smiles to your heart, and a sweet peace to your soul..

    4. bravewarrior profile image92
      bravewarriorposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Crafty, I know how much you loved your 'Dad'.  I'm so sorry you've lost him, but please find solace knowing he's no longer in pain and look down on you and your family with joy.

    5. Mel Carriere profile image91
      Mel Carriereposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      So sorry for your loss, friend. It was good you were there at his side because when my grandparents passed I was unable to be.

    6. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I am sorry to hear this news.

    7. Jodah profile image86
      Jodahposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Deeply sorry for your loss Crafty, glad he was at peace and your son had closure.

    8. Jackie Lynnley profile image75
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      So sorry for your lose and very pleased you made it in time to say your goodbyes.

    9. HeatherH104 profile image82
      HeatherH104posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Crafty, I'm very sorry for your loss. It is beautiful that you and your son could be there.
      Hugs my friend!
      Heather

    10. bethperry profile image87
      bethperryposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Crafty, I am so sorry for your loss, but am glad you and your son were there for Grandpa at the end. Gods bless!

    11. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss.  My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    12. FlourishAnyway profile image94
      FlourishAnywayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Crafty, I am so sorry for your family's loss.  I have been thinking about you.  I suspected he may have been towards the end, with you not on HP.  We have missed hearing from you but are so glad that you and your son were able to be with your grandfather as he slipped from this world.  He knew that you loved him immensely, and he loved you as well.  He was an awesome man.  I recall what you wrote about him.  Peace and blessings to you and your family, sweetie.

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      MysticMoonlightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      My condolences to you and your family, Crafty. Blessings to you for healing and comfort.

  2. The Examiner-1 profile image84
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    Sorry to hear that. It is a shame that you did not even get to have a last Thanksgivng with him. Did your family have a turkey dinner, even if you all would have been sad?

  3. kidscrafts profile image83
    kidscraftsposted 3 years ago

    I am very sorry for your loss, Crafty!  I am glad that you were able to see him before he passed away.  I am sure that he was probably more at peace to be surrounded by his close family.  It's good that your son was able to take in this experience.  Take good care of yourself!

  4. Phyllis Doyle profile image93
    Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago

    It is so hard to lose a loved one at any time, but around the holidays it is even more difficult, for a holiday gathering and the memories are so very special to all. His spirit was with you during Thanksgiving and was happy to see you all together with family traditions. I am so sorry you lost your dear grandfather. Please take comfort in that the love is still there, which will be a major part of the healing.

  5. AliciaC profile image96
    AliciaCposted 3 years ago

    I am very sorry for your loss, Crafty. I'm glad that you and your son were there with your grandfather. Your son is brave as well as kind. My thoughts are with you both.

    1. Scott P Williams profile image82
      Scott P Williamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry for your loss. I work in a cancer center. So, I can imagine what it was like. Im glad you both had a chance to say goodbye. I wish the best for both of you.

  6. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Such a loss is never easy, and is doubly difficult during the holiday season.
    You will miss him forever, but be happy he is no longer suffering.  May you find peace in happy memories.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    Im sorry Crafty.

  8. wetnosedogs profile image60
    wetnosedogsposted 3 years ago

    I am sorry to hear this. At least you and your son got to be with him.

  9. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 3 years ago

    I lost my own father this year too, so I understand what you are going through.
    My deepest condolences.
    Things will get better although it may not seem like it just now.
    You will be able to enjoy Thanksgivings in future years, because it will be a time when you will remember all the good things about him, maybe shed some tears too.

  10. Faith Reaper profile image86
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    Dear Crafty,

    I am so sorry for your loss.  I remember you sharing about him in a special hub, where your love for him was obvious.  Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.  God bless you.  In His Love, Faith Reaper

  11. janshares profile image89
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Sorry for your painful loss, Crafty. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your son, and your entire family. One day at a time, may God's peace console you and your grandfather's spirit remain with you always.

  12. lambservant profile image93
    lambservantposted 3 years ago

    I am so terribly sorry for your loss Crafty. May the God of all comfort do just that for you and your family.

  13. Bishop55 profile image91
    Bishop55posted 3 years ago

    I know I don't know you, but I'm very sorry for your loss.

  14. patricia_bruce profile image80
    patricia_bruceposted 3 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  It sounds like he went peacefully, and what an honor to be there with him when he went home.  I pray for God's blessings to comfort and see you through this very sad time.

  15. LongTimeMother profile image96
    LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago

    Thinking of you. smile

  16. erorantes profile image33
    erorantesposted 3 years ago

    My sincere simphathy for your loss.

  17. erorantes profile image33
    erorantesposted 3 years ago

    My sincere simphathy for your loss.

  18. erorantes profile image33
    erorantesposted 3 years ago

    My sincere sympathy for the loss of your grandfather. I pray that he rest in peace with the others that pass away the same day he did. God loves you,and God loves him too.My blessing for you.

  19. bernard.sinai profile image82
    bernard.sinaiposted 3 years ago

    Truly sorry for your loss

    1. DDE profile image59
      DDEposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      My deepest condolences  for the loss of such a wonderful person in your life.

  20. ChitrangadaSharan profile image84
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years ago

    Sorry to hear the sad news! My deepest condolences to you and your family!

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      My deepest condolences for your loss  - one day at a time!

  21. rohanfelix profile image91
    rohanfelixposted 3 years ago

    I'm sorry to hear that! I assure my prayers for you and your family... Thanks for letting us know... We are with you in spirit, if not physically.

  22. CraftytotheCore profile image97
    CraftytotheCoreposted 3 years ago

    You all are amazing!  Thank you so much!

    Last week was very difficult.  I helped with cleaning out the remainder of his personal belongings.  He had saved things from when I was a child like my first piano recital announcement. 

    I'm slowly getting back in to the swing of things here, and coming back to HP with this huge support from all of you really makes my day. 

    I have a lot of catching up to do!  Thank you all for your tremendous support.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image84
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You are welcome I am glad that we could help you.

  23. kidscrafts profile image83
    kidscraftsposted 3 years ago

    Take time to take care of yourself!  It's important!

 
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