Thursday, July 15, 2010

Grandpa Goodwin

Well I am sorry to say but I officially have no more Grandparents living on this earth. Grandpa Goodwin passed away last week.I thought that I had mourned his passing before he even passed away, but when I got the call Tuesday night that he probably wouldnt make it through the night I got off of the phone and bawled.
I really got to know Grandpa this last 3 years. He was funny and kind and caring. He really liked Kerry and his big trucks. He could not believe he was related to him. Kerry really liked him too. He was always making sure Grandpa could come see him on the job. Or that he could come to the Shop to see his new water jet machine. Grandpa in turn would invite Kerry to come and see "his " cabinet shop. Kerry made him a key chain that was really cool. I am not sure how all of my Aunts and Uncles felt about the key chain because they had to see it 10 or more times in a day because Grandpa was so proud of it and would forget that he had shown it to them already.
After My Grandma died 3 years ago, my Mom and her siblings took care of Grandpa 24/7. I know this was hard for them but they really loved the time they spent with him. I have such love and respect for all of them toughing it out and being such amazing people. The hospice that came in for the last 2 weeks of his life told them as they were taking my Grandpa to the Mortuary, that they had never worked with such an organized loving family. Even when it came time to dividing my grandparents posessions they were so giving to each other.
Grandpa I love you and I am going to miss you lots.