Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Life has been crazy. My grandfather passed away on Saturday night (he would have been 99 in July), and if that wasn't enough, my father ended up in the hospital that same night. Long story short--he has has an infection in his intestines--they think. As he was getting ready to go home yesterday his heart started palpitating strangely, so they made him stay. This morning they gave his heart some electric shock to get it to beat regularly. Scary. We visited him this afternoon and he is doing better, but is staying in the hospital at least until tomorrow. Hopefully he'll be out for my grandpa's funeral Friday--he's supposed to speak as he is the only son-in-law.
It's interesting to talk about death with Boo. We visited Grandma Dixon and asked Boo if she would sing, Have I Done Any Good (she is singing it as a solo at the funeral--it was Grandpa's favorite song and she has sung it for him since she was 2). She said, "But Grandpa isn't here." I asked her if she knew where he was and she said, "Heaven."
We were able to get together yesterday for Memorial Day at my brother, Craig's house. We just relaxed, prepared some pictures and songs for the funeral and the kids enjoyed just being with each other.
Posted by Jules at Tuesday, May 29, 2007