1.08.2008

bittersweet christmas eve

GRANDPA LEWIS AND US ON HIS 90th BIRTHDAY
My Grandpa Lewis passed away on Christmas Eve. It was good news for him to finally be freed of this life and his health trials but still sad news. He was 90 and had had Parkinson's disease for about 15 years. He had been in an assisted living center for the past 4 years and had become a small frail man. It was finally his time to go and I know his reunion in heaven is great. The cool thing was his first wife (who had died of breast cancer after being married only 5 years) and him were married December 24, 1942, so he returned on what would have been their 65th wedding anniversary - he went home for Christmas.

3 comments:

Kristen said...

Geez, I'm writing a lot of posts. Sorry about Grandpa Lewis. He was so cute and awesome. Pretty cool story about his wife though.

Carol said...

My 97 year old great grandmother passed away on Christmas eve also. Her husband had died 24 years before, so I'm sure that was a wonderful reunion for them too.

mwaymo said...

Oh that is sweet! I understand how you feel. My grandma passed away a year and a half ago after battling Alzheimers for 15 years and living in a care facility the last 6 months. So sad, but good when you understand the afterlife.