Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: A tribute to Grandpa Ed

Last week, my boys' grandpa passed away. He'd started feeling sick in the fall and just couldn't get better. They were going to different doctors and not getting any good answers. Finally they went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in Dec/Jan and was told he had a fast growing, terminal lung cancer. Crazy thing is, he had no reason to even have lung cancer. =(

Two weeks ago, the boys drove from VA to IL to see Grandpa Baker, knowing it might be the last time, while hoping for the best! I'm so thankful they were able to go out there!

This past Saturday, Grandpa Ed went to be with the Lord. He is no longer suffering and he is with the One who loves him beyond measure. We'll miss you Ed! Thank you for being such a great grandpa to the boys!

Buddy & grandpa
Buddy & Ed

Doodle & grandpa
Doodle and grandpa

Grandpa Ed and his grandkids two weeks ago
Ed & kids
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Unknown said...

Oh, Mimi, I'm so sorry for you and the boys' loss. He looks so happy in every photo! He was blessed to have so many wonderful grandchildren!

Jennifer @ Mom Spotted said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We just lost my husbands grandfather the week before last and know just how hard it is. He looks like a great life to celebrate!

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

Makes me want to cry with you. I'm so thankful the boys were able to go see him now too, what a wonderful blessing for everyone! Also wonderful that he got to see all of his grandkids so recently; another great blessing. But the best blessing of all? Knowing we'll get to see them again someday!
Prayers for you and your family during this time of loss, and for many happy memories to ease the sadness. xoxo

Tara said...

So sorry for your loss..I have a grandfather battling cancer right now and I am just glad I got to take my kids to go see him a couple years ago before he got diagnosed. I knew then that we were going to find out something was wrong as he looked so frail.

Masshole Mommy said...

So sorry for your loss.

Mama on a Green Mission said...

I'm so sorry for their/your loss. I am glad that they have these amazing pictures though, they are priceless and I'm sure they will cherish them forever!

NanaHood said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I just went to a funeral two weeks ago of my high school music teacher. He had never smoked, got sick at Christmas and learned in January it was cancer. I absolutely HATE cancer. I hate it so much I turned my blog pink (my cousin has breast cancer) until there is a cure. If you have lots of pictures of Grandpa Ed you might want to use Shutterfly and make a picture book for each of your children to help them remember him. Hugs, Teresa from NanaHood.com

Unknown said...

Aww. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a great way to tribute him and remember him. Love the pictures.
Julie @ 70 WPM

Laura Grace Andry said...

I am sorry for your loss. It is always hard to lose someone in the family. He looks like he was loved.

Unknown said...

My condolences to you and your family. May Grandpa Ed rest in peace. It is great that you have all these wonderful pictures with such special memories. I am a new Follower of your Blog. Thanks for hosting and Happy WW!
Judy - Judy H-J's Thoughts

Mystery Case said...

So sorry for your loss. xx

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Karren Haller said...

It is not easy to loose a loved one, I lost my son 4 years ago, he was only 39, way to soon. Sorry for your loss, Be Blessed.

Unknown said...

So sorry for your loss, but I'm glad to hear they got to see him and he is no longer in pain and with the Lord. Praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

Aww he looks like such a good guy! I'm sorry for your loss ((hugs))

Kelley said...

Oh,I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will be praying for peace and healing for your family. What a joy the he is with the Lord, there is great comfort in that. And the pictures will be cherished for a lifetime I am sure!

Barbara said...

Sorry to read about your loss. I was glad to read that your children were able to see him before he died.

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