Tuesday, July 22, 2008

In Memory of GG Del April 30th, 1922 - July21, 2008

Last night GG Del went home to meet my Grandfather in heaven. For us left behind we are frozen with grief. For GG Del she is now home.

A few weeks ago I found this story from this website. This story gave me a great perspective on life and death.

The Dragonfly Story

"In the bottom of an old pond lived some grubs who could not understand why none of their group ever came back after crawling up the lily stems to the top of the water. They promised each other that the next one who was called to make the upward climb would return and tell what had happened to him. Soon one of them felt an urgent impulse to seek the surface; he rested himself on the top of a lily pad and went through a glorious transformation which made him a dragonfly with beautiful wings. In vain he tried to keep his promise. Flying back and forth over the pond, he peered down at his friends below. Then he realized that even if they could see him they would not recognize such a radiant creature as one of their number.
The fact that we cannot see our friends or communicate with them after the transformation which we call death is no proof that they cease to exist."

by Walter Dudley Cavert

I miss GG Del so much already. I have a lot of healing to do. We all sat around last night talking about GG Del stories and we laughed and laughed. She was an amazing woman. As Jon said to me last night "She is the strongest woman I have ever met". I take comfort knowing that GG Del is with her husband of 52 years up in heaven.


Anonymous said...

oh no! Nicole, I am so sorry to hear this.that was so fast....too fast, I know.
I know you how much you love your GG Del. And I like that dragonfly story too...very sweet.
How are the kids so far?
anyway, hugs to you,
love -Susy

Wendy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.



Anonymous said...

Hi Nik,

I just left a voice mail for you on your cell, not knowing the news. I'm so sorry.


MaryBeth said...

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

Laura said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We just lost a special someone in my family as well, so I really feel your sorrow.

I hope you hold fast to your memories, I am sure they will bring you much joy.
Take care.

Heather H said...

I"m sorry for your loss! You are all in my prayers!