Update, 5/11/2010: My grandpa passed away this morning. I was able to talk to him twice over the weekend, brief moments which I will never forget. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers here and on Twitter. I appreciate it. Now I need to get to Texas for the funeral… wish I didn’t live so far away.
My grandfather is dying.
He found out about a week before my aunt Annie (his daughter) passed away last August that he only had a few months to live. When I saw him in March, just about 6 weeks ago, he had lost a lot of weight and was very quiet. Frail, but still had a wonderful glimmer in his eyes.
Now, he’s sustained by his faith, and the love and support of family and friends. He doesn’t want to eat, and will only drink a few sips of water, so it won’t be long… but I know he’s going to a better place.
Please pray that his journey is as peaceful and pain-free as possible, and that his caregivers – my grandma, aunts Margaret and Mary, and my mom – stay strong through it all. Thank you.