On Saturday March 14 at 3:50 am my Granddad Earl Butler went to heaven. Last week when we knew it was the end and we moved him to hospice I flew home to say my goodbye, and it broke my heart in two. Granddad could barely talk or move but the last words he said to me were “I Love You”. And I will cherish that forever.

Our relationship was different…. some families see their grandparents on Holidays and special occasions but not us, my ENTIRE life until I moved out of state I saw my Oma and Granddad at LEAST twice a week. They lived 1 mile from me my whole life and even when I got married we were only 5 minutes away. Granddad always had a key to my place and would just come over anytime to see his “Grand-animals” and it filled both our hearts with joy. I never really thought of him of a grandparents but really just another parent, he was the very first person to hold me in the hospital when I was born and he loved me everyday since. The hole in my heart in unbearable. This weekend I have been making the memorial slideshow and it just about killed me.

I fly home tomorrow for the week, his funeral is this Thursday…. so I will be away from my blog for a bit and with my family. Keep us all in your thoughts and prayers. And you know what….. how lucky am I to have had almost 34 years with my Granddad…. I am so lucky.


  1. Ashleigh
    March 16, 2015 / 5:52 am

    I am so sorry for your loss sweet girl. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers!

  2. Anonymous
    March 16, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    I am so sorry for you and your families loss. To be such a huge part of your life, I cannot imagine the pain in your broken heart. You were blessed. With my Dad being in the military, my Mom's family is all in Canada and Dad's all in Pennsylvania. There was one Aunt& Uncle that came it visit every year from Canada, we lost her a few years ago. My heart broke so badly then, and that was just seeing her once a year. I grew up with another Aunt an hour away here in Texas but, did not see her very much. You were blessed and cherish those memories and your share your slideshow if you want. I take a million pictures and it drives my kids crazy but, I want to have them to look back on. Sending hugs.

  3. Brenda Wood
    March 19, 2015 / 2:22 am

    I am sorry to hear that, hope you will be better<33

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