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.