Sunday, September 20, 2009

Some Sad News

Sorry for being MIA, I made some cards for the Verve release party on Thursday but I was unable to post them and a lot has been happening around here.

I write to you to inform you of some recent bad news. My grandfather past away, at home, among family, yesterday afternoon at the age of 86. He would have been 87 on October 11th. He was very ill. He had a pacemaker, emphysema, alzheimers, parkinson's, and he was on Oxygen. We knew he was very ill and he had lived a long life but we did not expect it to happen as quickly as it did. I recieved a phone call Saturday morning from my brother telling me that if I wanted to see our grandfather alive I needed to make the two hour drive to my grandparents house. They were unsure of how much longer he had. Then a little later as I was traveling, I recieve another call saying that he had passed. No one expected that it would be as quick as it happened. Never the less the family who was near his bedside said it was very peaceful and he just closed his eyes and was taken to a better place.

So this weekend I have spent my time with family and with my grandmother. We do not know when the services are going to be held but we believe sometime later this week, we will know for sure tomorrow morning.

If I am not around this week this is the reason why aswell as the fact that I will be trying to catch up with classes that I may need to miss to attend the services.

He was blessed with long life and a big, supportive family. May avo(gpa) Borges rest in peace and watch over us.

4 comments:

Lysa said...

Raquel- I'm so sorry for your loss.. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

Big Hugs,
Lysa

Randa Clay said...

So sorry to hear your sad news. Wishing comfort to you and your family during this time.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

You are in my thoughs & prayers Raquel!! Take this precious time with your family and know that we are all here for you upon your return!!

Christi said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.