Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Memory Saved

At the end of Despicable Me, the Minions line up to get a goodnight kiss from Gru.  One minion keeps cutting back into line to get an extra kiss.  I was blessed to watch this scene play out live, every weekday evening as I picked the boys up from Grammy and Papa's house.  The twins would go give Papa a kiss, and then head to the door, then run back for one last kiss.  And run back again for just one more.

Yesterday, we said good bye to Papa Gordie.  He passed a few hours after we left.  It breaks my heart knowing that I won't ever see this sweet scene again.  Also, I know from my own experience, that the boys will have limited memories of Papa, if they remember him at all.  So I will hold on to this memory, and more to share with them as they grow.   

5 comments:

Liz said...

So sweet. I'm so sorry for your loss. Give my regards to Dana.

Anonymous said...

It breaks my heart too. I know how much Gordie loved those Bobos. Hopefully, they will have some brief memory of that love. Hugs to all of you.
Mom/Grandma Owie

Di S. said...

So sorry for your loss, Tysa. That is definitely a special memory you will always cherish, and it will be a great story to tell those two adorable little boys someday when they are old enough to remember it.

Danielle said...

:'(

I am really sorry for your loss. How's Dana?

jennifer said...

Oh TJ, I'm sorry. I didn't realize you had experienced a loss in your family. The picture is precious and I know it is a treasure.