Yesterday my Grandpa returned Home. I am sure greeted eagerly by his parents, and parents-in-law, his Son Alan & Daughter-in-Law Deanna and certainly his grandson, my sweet Dawson, among others I am sure.
This was the last time they were with each other in this earthly life. Just days before Dawson passed away. Both feeling sick, both bodies ready to give out, both Spirits soon to be reunited in a very glorious way. I feel that Dawson was glad to see Grandpa and vice versa. Grandpa hugged him for me. I am certain.
Grandpa will be so painfully missed. He had an enormous presence. Once you were with him you found yourself never wanting to leave. He loved us all completely. Not only did we all feel and know that, but we all act under the example set, by loving each other. We are a tight crew, this Hardy bunch. Lots and Lots of love, all because of the example set by my Grandpa and Grandma.
Surely Grandma will need our prayers. After 60 years of marriage she, I am certain, will feel very much alone. However, she is not. She is surrounded by a family that honors and loves her. She is a strong woman. A wonderful mother and a loving and caring grandmother and great-grandmother. We will remind her daily of how much we all love her and we will support and help her through.
Thank you Grandpa for being a true patriarch and teaching all of us valuable lessons of work and love.
We love you and wait anxiously for when we are all reunited!
I LOVE YOU!