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.


Dorothy said...

I am so sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Such a comfort to know we can all be together in the eternities. Hugs,

Great Grandma Lin said...

my condolences. it's a great comfort that the gospel gives us that we will see our loved ones again. it gives continuity to life. today i attended my youngest son's marriage and as they looked in the mirrors of the sealing room, the officiator mentioned that what they were seeing was life our ancestors and our descendants all in families forever and forever.
love, aunt lin

kv015 said...

I just thought that you might like to know that in Sydney, Australia, there is another LDS member who is reading your blog and appreciating what you are saying about death and eternal families being reunited. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

I am also a stamper and have enjoyed looking at your cards. Thanks for sharing them too.

Kay Vinson, Sydney, Australia

Heather "Hev" said...

Condolenses on the passing of your Bonpapa :( But on the positive side I am happy he is being reunited with his loved ones.

Thinking of you at this time

Hugs Heather

Jen said...

Oh Dawn.....I am so sorry. Even though it's isn't a huge surprise, my thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Hugs to you my friend and all of your family

Renee said...

Dawn so sorry to hear of your grandfathers passing. You and your family will be in my prayers.


QuiltNut Creations said...

so sorry Dawn! we've just gone through this twice in the past year. thinking of you!

wispy willow said...

I'm sorry you won't be making any more memories together in this life, but so happy that you have the wonderful memories of the times living down the street to cling too.

He left this life in a nearly perfect manner.... much as my mother did. It's a comfort to know that they're re-united with their spouses and other loved ones. Doesn't stop us from missing the chance to call and talk to them from time to time, though.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Hope the computer glitches get worked out.

Jill said...

I was saddened to read about your grandfather. It is hard to lose a loved one even if we know it's only a temporary separation. Isn't it awesome to know that families can be together forever at a time like this? My sincere condolences to you and prayers that the Holy Ghost will comfort your family at this time. Thinking of you!