I was to start my new job, have a friend come in town, and a big to-do list. But...life happens.
I was at my new job for about 2 hours on Tuesday when my husband called me and said that his grandpa (who had gone through emergency quadruple bypass surgery the day before) was not doing well at all. That they had also found a virus around his heart when they did the surgery and his organs were failing.
We both raced home, packed up the car and raced west a couple hours to where he was in the ICU. On the drive, we learned we would not make it in time-he had passed away.
It's been a shock to everyone. He was 73 and had great health before this and his parents had lived to be very old (one is still living in fact).
My husband was very close to his grandpa and they shared a love of fishing, amongst other things.
I actually knew his grandparents before I knew him. So, it's really a great loss for all. He and Gabe's grandma had been married for 53 years-true soulmates and a wonderful example of an amazing marriage. He will be truly missed. He was an amazing man.
Thank you for your kind words and prayers.
Today, I am grateful for having known his grandpa, family, friends and God.