My grandfather, Roger Authur Osborne, passed away late this afternoon. We will miss him but know that he is now reunited with my grandmother and other loved ones. We look to the day when will all be reunited.
After rethinking it all, my mom thinks this is what happened. She and Grandpa went to the cemetary Friday morning and then had lunch at Panera's Bread...which he had not been to yet and heartily enjoyed. She drove him home and dropped him off. He probably came in, sat down on the couch for a minute, then had the stroke b/c his shoes were still on his feet. Mom said they had a lovely day...a great morning together. I am so glad that she could have that special time just before his passing. To enjoy and to get away from the mundane and tricky situation of taking care of your parents.
He slipped from this side of the veil to the other rather quickly...for me who was too far away to hold his hand or kiss his cheek or give him one last hug. But I have no regrets. If I haven't been doing it up until now, it is pretty late to rush to his side in a tizzy. I was blessed to grow up down the street from my grandparents. I might even have taken that for granted. But after my grandmother got sick and died, I was sure to call BonPapa every few days.
Admittedly, I've been so busy lately that my calls/cards were more spaced out. And yesterday I had the thought to call him around lunch time. (Instead I invested my computer..haha.) But there is no regrets here, like I said already. I know that he is still a being...just not here on this earth.
My scanner is still disconnected as I am trying to rebuild my computer. I'll add his pix when things are sorted out.