Grandma’s Valentine

Posted by Kim on Monday Feb 8, 2016 Under A Few of My Favorite Things...

Grandma’s Valentine.

My Dad. Your Grandpa.

This man was the kindest, gentlest, most loving man I have ever known.

All he knew was how to love and he did so beautifully. Everyone around him could feel it.

He had nothing to prove and no one to impress.

Just love.

His quiet, simple ways were the heart of our family.

Grandma and Grandpa had a lasting love. The kind that goes on and on and on for thousands of years.

Diagnosed with lung cancer when I was 5 and spending much of his life in Johns Hopkins…Grandma was by his side.

Mulitple heart surgeries…Grandma was by his side.

Dialysis and kidney failure…Grandma was by his side.

Through all of his battles…Grandma was by his side.

He was so brave.

He stayed loving and sweet.

He was never bitter or discouraged.

He made the world a softer place.

A better place.

A more peaceful place.

When he left, it became harder.

It got darker.

It was tough trying to understand a world without that precious heart beating.

For me, it brightened a couple months later when you were born.

Your heart beating into this world.

Bringing back that love.

Draping a fine layer of peace over this place.

You share that same kind of gentleness.

I love you too much!

Song: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

 

 

 

8 Responses to “Grandma’s Valentine”

  1. Beckie Crowell Says:

    Priceless!!!!!!! Beautiful… Breathtaking…Heartbreaking..Just lovely. Love y’all

  2. Tricia Jennings Says:

    This is the sweetest Valentine ever! Ted was one of the most loving and kind-hearted men that I have ever known. I miss him <3

  3. grandma in va. Says:

    Kimberly, this is the most precious blog i have ever seen , i cannot thank you enough , it just reminds me how very special and kind your daddy was he loved life and loved being loved , he only wanted all of his children to be happy, thank you so much , it is the best Valentine anyone could ever recieve, love you all so much, hugs and kisses to my Tru

  4. uncle chuck Says:

    This is awesome!!! I got tears in my eyes, I miss my brother

  5. Shawn Bergen Says:

    That is beautiful! He was so special!

  6. grandma in va. Says:

    Still such a beautiful Valentine that i treasure, what a GREAT life we shared, always my Love JJ

  7. grandma in va. Says:

    i have to look at this time and time over, if only our world had the love for life and kindness that Ted had.I know God knew i needed him to take care of me, i have been Blessed in ways most people will never know, thank you

  8. grandma in va. Says:

    I want to always go back to this and remember the
    deep
    love that Ted shared with me and all of his family, i will always believe that God gave him to me because i needed someone to love and take care of me, i treasure and am so grateful for our time together and know that he is with our God.Love you Always MY Ted’, thank you Tru for the love you have for life

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