Thursday, July 8, 2010

To the sky and even more....

One of the hardest things I've ever had to deal with happened on July 11th, 2010. My grandpa passed away after a good long hard battle with cancer.

He's had skin cancer for a long time but it was manageable. He would have them removed and everything would be fine. In April, on the 17th we received a phone call that he was having seizures and that it seemed possible that the cancer had finally moved into stage 5 and into his brain. Just a few weeks prior to this revelation, I was excited because they would be visiting us from Mexico for my graduation. Immediately it was the consensus that he would be coming up to the states for treatment. He got here May 17th. He left us on June 11th in the morning, a few minutes after my grandmother let him know that it was okay to stop fighting and that his family would be okay.

It was an exteremly tough decision but I decided to speak at his funeral. I wanted everyone to know what an amazing grandpa he was. It was extremely difficult and I barely got through it but I'm glad I did it.

Its been difficult to deal with this on a day to day issue. I am expecting a phone call from him from Mexico and realize this is all a dream but I know that won't happen.

To make matters worse, on Tuesday, my grandma's (3 weeks after burying her husband) sister passed away. She left to go back to Mexico and I'm counting down the days till she is back up here with us.

I love you grandpa, to the sky and even more.


JD 2 B said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

mrsbumblebee said...

Thank you Joy.