Thursday, October 25, 2007


Mourning the death of Grandpa.
And rejoicing, always.

Mourning that he had to go through so much pain.
Singing because he's free of it.

Crying because my future children won't play Husker Du with their Great-Grandpa Hooyer in this life.
Curious if we'll do that in heaven.

Glad that I had the priviledge of having all eight grandparents present at my wedding.
Sorry that my sisters won't have that.

Missing his calm voice saying Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed by Thy name.
Praising because God's will is done on earth as it is in heaven.

Sad that I won't have Grandpa's silent enjoyment when I sit down at the piano after a Sunday dinner.
Smiling at what awesome sounds he must be hearing right now.

Grieving our family's loss.
Celebrating Grandpa's gain.


g'mavw said...

We want you to know how sorry we are that you have lost a dear Grandpa but we also rejoice with you that he is now out of pain. Love, Grandpa &
Grandma VW

Rachel:) said...

Hannah, I am sorry to hear about your grandpa, that must be hard being away from your family. I will be praying for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Aunt Jolene