Friday, July 04, 2008


I got a call from my Mom this morning, letting me know what I have been dreading for weeks. My Grandpa, "Opa" took a turn for the worst this morning. They think he will leave us in the next day or two. I came out of my bedroom crying, Claire and Luke were very concerned. Claire started the following conversation (again). We have had this conversation SO many times in the last few weeks, but I think she keeps bringing it up so that I will understand... she gets it, but I don't think I do.

C: Mom, why are you sad?
E: I'm sad b/c Opa is very sick.
C: Will he get better?
E: No, He is going to live with Jesus soon.
C: Oh, but Jesus lives in my heart!
E: Yes, He does, but Opa can live in your heart too.
C: Don't be sad Mommy.

Kids really understand more than we give them credit for. Maybe I will learn something from her. Please keep my family in your prayers. We will probably making the trip up to Colorado sometime next week.


sarah said...

love you em. praying

Amy Wiebe said...

Oh, Emily. So sorry to hear about your Opa. We'll be praying for you.

Brooks Inc. said...


I am so sorry I did not ask you about this tonight...Know I am praying for you,your family, your sweet parents and your dear "Opa"...

Love you so!


Liz*** said...

I'm sorry, Em. Praying...

JDF said...

I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a wonderful grandparent and my heart aches for you with those recollections. May you feel some comfort knowing that many are praying for you and your family!