Monday, September 22, 2008

goodbye pappaw

Since my last post, life has been emotionally and physically challenging. The pain has been draining and the postponement of the surgery was bringing me down. (Good news though about that, it did get moved up to next Wednesday so I only have 9 more days to wait instead of 30 days).

But the night of my last post, we lost a wonderful member of our family. Matt's Pappaw passed away quickly and surprised us all. He was one of my favorite people in the world and I miss him so much already. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to physically make the trip to the funeral but I mourned here at home while Matt has away. Now I'm trying to figure out how to answer the questions from Z and K. They have asked me, "What is wrong with Pappaw?", "Why are you and Dad sad?", "Do we have to be sad when we go to Kentucky next time?", "Where did Pappaw go?". So if any of you have any tips for dealing with death questions from a 2 and 3 year old please let me know.

The last time I talked to Pappaw last week he told me, "I sure wish I could come to Kaya's birthday party." I did go ahead and have they party, since Matt requested me to go ahead and have Kaya's special day since I couldn't travel. But I think the best part was that I felt Pappaw was with us there in spirit for the party in the backyard.

Goodbye Pappaw. I loved you from the moment I met you. Thanks for the wonderful memories.





3 comments:

RYD said...

I am so sorry, Korisa. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I feel so bad for you because you are going through so much right now.

On dealing with kids and death: I found a great article for you on just this subject (on kidshealth.org):

http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/death.html

Hope that helps.

craftykorisa said...

Thanks so much for the info. I'm going to go check out that article right now.

JennyB said...

i am so in love with these pictures. they show his heart and his obvious adoration of your babies. what a precious soul.