Wednesday, February 5, 2014

GRANDPA

This is my Grandpa Russell.  Tomorrow he has surgery again, for the third time in a year.  Each time my Mom's stomach feels like it is on a rollacoaster and rides have always made her ill.  Today  she is worried and ill.

She found out the other day something about her Dad she never knew.  His granddaughter told her.  She knew he went right to the Korean War when he was 16 but she never knew he moved 15 times and went to 15 schools before he left for the War.  She wonders now if that is why they never moved one time while she was growing up.  Grandpa shares more now that he is older.

When she is around our grandpa our mom becomes small again.  Oh, she may act all grown up and safe and secure and she is small, like seven years old small.  She remembers him always farming full time and working off the farm full time. He did not have much time for seven year old girls.  Then she remembers being a teen around him, and a busy farmer like him, really needed a teenage boy to help out on the farm, not a squeamish girl who was afraid of the cows.  She also remembers being eighteen and leaving that day for Germany not knowing when she would get to come back home. He was out on the tractor and called in on the CB radio to see if she was gone yet.  He didn't say goodbye.  He never does.

These last few years have taught her all about the lesson of being an adult child with the heart of a seven year old little girl.  Seven year old girls have fragile hearts and they don't know how to say goodbyes either.

So tomorrow we are planning on the sun to be shining, and the highways clear, because it is a long drive for our momma.  We are also planning on the surgery going well, and Grandpa coming back home soon.  We know God holds all our plans right in his hands and he holds that seven year old heart also.

stella rose

31 comments:

  1. Our prayers and love are with you that Grandpa will be OK. I know it's such a worrying time for you. Right there with you Gal. BIG HUGS xxooxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  2. Life's wisdom, so accurately mirrored in those telling words. Our prayers are with your Grandpa, his GrandPugs, and the loving daughter with the 7 year old heart!

    Steve and Diane (Gampy and Gammy)

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  3. Hi there, Saying a prayer for your Grandpa. It is hard when our parents get old and are ill. I can relate to that little girl inside your mom-I often see the scared little girl inside of me-especially when people start yelling, I hate that.
    Thanks for sharing; give your mom extra love, she needs it!
    Hugs, Noreen & Hunter

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  4. We will be praying for your Grandpa and your Mom
    much love
    Bailey, Hazel, Greta & Mom

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  5. We will all say our prayers here for Grandpa and Mom. We know just how special Grandpa's are!

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  6. Oh Stella Rose, we will keep your grandpa in our thoughts and prayers...your momma too! Grandpas are the best...my Ma was very close with hers and misses him so every day.
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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  7. WE will cross our paws fur Grandpa Russell. We hope that his surgery is FAST and Successful... AND we thank him fur his SERVICE. What a brave boy he must have been.

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  8. I'll sure be thinking good thoughts for your grandpa as well.
    Love Noodles

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  9. We hope and pray that your grandpaw wlll be okay! Hugs to your mama ...

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

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  10. I think to some degree, all of us - deep down - are the same little kid we were, with the same fears and troubles. No matter how big and tough and worldly we try to act. Big hugs to you, and hope the surgery goes well. Safe driving!!

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  11. Maybe prayers and best wishes out to your grandpa.

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  12. Paws crossed for that wonderful man.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  13. Well we gots our paws crossed for Grandpa and Mom. You guys better step up and take good care of them.

    The Mad Scots

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  14. Sending all our prayers and lots of hugs to your Grandpa....and to your Momma too.

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  15. We will keep our paws crossed that your grandpa's surgery goes well and that your mom survives too.

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  16. Prayers for sun shine tomorrow and safe travel and prayers for grandpa and for mom and her inner 7 y.o. girl. Hugs.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  17. Sending our love and prayers for your mom and grandpa tomorrow!

    Edgar and his mum

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  18. Hi Stella Rose. Your momma explains things very good- and you listen very good - so you can share with us. Sharing feelings from the heart is important-- because that allows us to share love,,, like share some love and prayers for your Grandpa- and that he will get all better,, and it gives us a chance to send love to your momma-- the little girl inside with the 7 year old heart,,,,
    We thank you for listening and being able to tell us,,
    that is part of love too.
    We send prayers and love
    tweedles and moms

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  19. What a big day you all have ahead of you. Prayers are being said for your peeps.
    oxox
    Daisy

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  20. I love to read your blog, it gives me so many smiles. Especially when your bro Angus is posting, but don't tell him :-)
    Today I have to send a comment. Stella Rose, you found wonderful words to describe the situation. Please tell your Mom there are good thoughts comming to support her and her Dad.

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  21. We will pray for Grandpa. We know how awfully worried mum must be. He is our thoughts and prayers today.
    Best wishes Molly

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  22. Hi Stella... I'm sending prayers and hugs from NJ, now known as the "ice storm" state!

    xoxo Patty

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  23. I will cross my paws for your grandpa and I wish a safe travel for your mom. I hope all goes well. I will send the sun your way immediately.

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  24. All my feets are crossed for grampy
    Lily

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  25. We will keep our paws crossed for your grandpa!

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  26. good luck to your gramps

    retro rover

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  27. We hope that all goes well for Grandpa and that mom has safe travels.

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  28. Oh honey. Prayers and hugs. I lost my daddy a few years ago, so I envy you your time with yours. I'm glad you're learning and growing in that relationship still.

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  29. Aww, I know how your mom feels. I feel the same way when I think of anything happening to my mom. We will be saying a little prayer for your Grandpa!

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  30. Your mom has so much insight. Mom identified with the part of never saying goodbye.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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