November 20, 2006

In Loving Memory

Tonight I got the late night call we all dread getting. At 11:30 pm, my dear sweet grandfather went home to be with the Lord. It was unexpected and we are still in shock that a man who was such a vibrant light in our family has left us. A man who I didn't appreciate until my adult years (as it always goes) and someone who made me laugh until my sides hurt, and charmed us all with his quick wit, winning smile, and gentle spirit. The man who so often wore a golfers cap and suspenders, walked with a slight limp, and told me as often as he saw me "you sure are pretty, baby".

The last time I saw my Grandpa, he and I hugged to say goodbye and I noticed he was upset and crying. When I asked him why he was crying he replied, "I just love you so much and I hate to see you go"...

Me too Grandpa...me too...


Charles Edward Noble
February 11, 1923 - November 19, 2006

8 comments :

Robyn said...

Thought and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything please let me know!!

Shelli said...

Oh.. Christie. I am so very sorry. I am thinking of you. If there is anything you need, I am here for you too!

Doris & Dan Clark said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathies to you and your family.

Debbie said...

So sorry to here that you are going through that right now. I'm sure he is sent to heaven to take care of your china doll in waiting.

Take care of yourself
Deb
Canada
hoping for referral this month
www.chinaforolivia.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Hey sweetie. What a great man! Call me if you need me. I am so sorry for your loss.

Love You!

Kelley said...

C - I'm so sorry. You know that we're here for you if you need anything at all. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Love and hugs,
K

Valerie said...

I just saw your post and I am so sorry for your loss. "We mourn for those who brought us joy". It seems 2006 has been a year of loss disappointment, if you need anything, please call. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Erin said...

Oh, my sweet friend. I am so, so sorry for your losses the past few days. I just now read this and the post about your great-grandfather and I feel like a horrible friend for not seeing it earlier. I am praying for you and your family. And know that you will see both of them again. Love you, Erin