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9 years ago....

August 7th, 2017 at 04:26 am

This weekend was my grandsons 9th birthday.

The backstory is bittersweet.

On December 20, 2007, I was sitting in the ER, as both my parents were admitted as patients.

My mom needed heart surgery for a serious blockage...

My dad was dying with congestive heart failure. He would be discharged into hospice care.

The doctor shared his news about my dad, and DD1 decided, rightfully so, that I needed to hear that I would be having another grandchild.

So on the night I learned I was losing my dad, I learned that I would have a new grandson.

The circle of life, if you will.

My dad died on Dec 29, and 8 months later, my grandson was born.

My grandson is now 9....half way to adulthood.

I miss my dad so much, but am so thankful for these young blessings in my life.

8 Responses to “9 years ago....”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    So many blessings.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Happy Birthday to grandson! My dad died of congestive heart failure also, but it was thirty years ago. Enjoy your memories; they will always be a comfort to you.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Truly bittersweet, but you are so correct...the circle of life.

  4. Petunia 100 Says:

    What a sweet comfort that new grandson must have been! Happy birthday to him.

    I hope the pain of the loss of your Dad has eased to the point you can recall the happy times fondly.

  5. Out of the Dark Says:

    Happy Birthday and Happy Life Reflection. My oldest daughter celebrated her 2nd birthday on the day my grandmother passed away. I celebrate both lives each year.

  6. patientsaver Says:

    Smile Hugs.

  7. ceejay74 Says:

    Sad but beautiful story. Thank you for sharing.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:


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