(grandma and grandpa loved to square dance and such when they became empty nesters. I remember as a kid seeing the dressed up to go to dances)
(they met in Utah and school and got married in September. Grandma's daddy loved nice coats and actually bought grandma this one as a wedding gift. She later turned it into a bear that sits in their living room and Ada LOVES to hold it)
Sunday was hard. Everything made me think of grandpa and then I'd cry all over. A sweet boy in our ward had seen Andrea and I crying the night before and brought us ice cream as condolences for our loss (what a sweet tender young man). I had to teach YW lesson and it took everything in my to keep it together.
Monday was our normal visit day so we went out. My aunt was there and everyone was a bit emotional. It was quite hard to be there without him. I had to hid and cry a few times, but tried to be strong when grandma was around. She was actually doing quite well, considering. She pulled me aside and asked to speak with me. We sat down and she expressed that she didn't want to be alone in the house and asked if I would come live with her with my little family. It was very touching and incredibly sweet. I'm touched that she would even consider me and my crazy kiddos. I have so much respect and love for my grandma. I told her I would talk it over with Keith. I knew he would agree, but wanted to give us the chance to talk it over. We weren't in a hurry and I knew she would need some time to get situated herself. We wanted to give her to time to really think it over and make sure she really wanted us to come. Again, I was very touched and would do anything for her to help!
I'm so grateful for the knowledge that I have to eternal families. Life doesn't end here; it doesn't. I will see grandpa again and right now he is enjoying a glorious reunion with his mother (who died when he was a teen) and his father (who died early grandpa's marriage). This brings me peace and I know it was a peaceful situation. I love my grandpa, I respect him and will always remember him. I can still hear his voice and see his smile when I close my eyes and that brings me great joy.