Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dancing with Angels

I didn't get the chance to know you long, but I'm glad for the time we had. I liked you from the moment I met you, the twinkle in your eye, the feisty nature of your spirit and your sharp wit. I loved to see your smile light your eyes. I understood that you didn't always get along with everyone, that you were often critical and cross, but you were always nice to me. I was sad as your health and mind deteriorated. I'm sad that I didn't get to know you better, to see you more, especially as things sped rapidly downhill. You were always in my prayers though, which was as close as I was able to be.

I know it is for the best. I know you're in a better place, out of pain, no longer debilitated by the degeneration of your earthly mind. But I'll still miss you. I never told anyone, but I had this picture of dancing with you someday at my wedding to your grandson. I think you would have liked that, I think he would have too. But I now won't get to, because now you are dancing with the angels. Rest in peace, I will miss you.*

*Please keep the bf and his family in your prayers. His grandfather passed away late Tuesday night.


Kimberly said...

What a beautiful tribute to a fascinaing sounding man!

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

I'm sorry to hear this. My condolences.

Renie Burghardt said...

My condolances and prayers to you and the family, at this sorrowful time, Jaina.

Jaina said...

Kim-Thank you, he really was. I wish I'd been able to know him better.

Jen-Thank you.

Renie-Much thanks Renie.

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Jaina said...

Yaya-I agree. :(