Monday, May 4, 2009
Grandpas and their Grandchildren
Wednesday May 6 will be my Dad's 56th Birthday. We have planned to have a small ceremony at Worthington Presbyterian Church to finally put1/3 of his ashes to rest. (The other 2/3s are being spread over Torch Lake and the Buckeye Stadium.) My aunts and uncle will be there along with close friends. Afterwards we have a small birthday party planned. So I've been gearing up for that, not sure how it will feel.
But today has thrown another curve ball at our family. Eli came home for lunch today and checked his voicemail. There was a message from the Chaplain at Riverside Hospital. His father, Don Bowman, had a heart attack and passed away today. In a little less than five months, we have each lost our fathers...and gained two children. Charlie and Olivia will always hear about their Grandpas. Who they were...who they are...how they have blessed our lives, and how much their Grandpas loved them.