Saturday, October 1, 2011

It has been a challenging week. My grandpa passed away on Friday, September 23, 2011 and I promptly flew home to Ohio to be with family.

I spent a great deal of time in Ohio with family members celebrating the life of my grandpa or Papaw as we all called him.

It is really hard for me to talk about. It is really hard for me to describe how I feel other than heart broken.

Papaw was diagnosed with Mesothelioma (lung cancer caused by asbestos) in December 2009.
We knew this was coming but we didn't know when. We had 18 months with him when we were only supposed to have 3-6 months. We have been blessed beyond measure.

But I miss him so....

Posing with Papaw and Brutus on Papaw's front porch, September 2010

Tailgating with Papaw, my cousins, aunt, and uncles before an Ohio State game.

Papaw and I at the Ohio State vs. Miami game in September 2010

R. I. P. Papaw

7 thoughts:

East Shore Lane Designs said...

Sorry to year shot yor grandfather Gina. It's definitely good to remember the happy times and to still allow yourself to grieve. Big hugs and love to you!

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Gina! I've been praying for you this week.... I wish I had had a close relationship to my grandpa when he passed but I barely knew him! I'm glad you were able to be close with family during this time - looks like there were a lot of great memories to share!

Gina Dixon {Hiya Luv} said...

Thanks Sarah:)

thechattymommy said...

I am so sorry about your Papaw.

' me ' said...

big hug !

Amber said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Gina. **HUGS**

Gina Dixon {Hiya Luv} said...

Thanks Amber. I appreciate your support.

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