Friday, August 18, 2006

Goodbye Grandma Char.

Today was a very sad day for all of us. Mike's mother passed away this morning at 2:38am. The cancer was just too much. She fought a brave battle and lived to the fullest to the very end. We are very sad for ourselves but very happy for her, as she is no longer in pain.

Alayna & Westin are taking things in stride. Westin asks questions with the brutal honesty of a 5 yr. old and Alayna is just kind of taking it all in. It's hard for them, but they also know it is good for her. Westin is sure that Grandma Char is up in heaven playing with peanut (deceased hamster) and then taking Gunerr(Josh's Rottweiler in heaven) for a walk.

Mike is doing as well as a son can when losing his mother. He is being wonderful with the girls and making sure they know that whatever they need, no matter what, he is here for them. The next few days are going to be very hard on us all, but we will get through. Thank you to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. They are much appreciated.

For those who would like to know...

  • VISITATION---Monday August 21 from 4-8pm at The Dahl-VanHove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls.
  • SERVICE---Tuesday August 22 10:30am at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.

"When I die, she said, I'm coming back as a tree with deep roots & I'll wave
my leaves at the children every morning on their way to school & whisper
tree songs at night in their dreams.

Trees with deep roots know about the
things that children need". ~Brian Andeas "Deep Roots"


Beckyb said...

Praying for all of you - you know she is so much better off - but that doesn't help our pain much on this end. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

You all are in my thoughts and prayers! Just remember that her pain is now gone, and she is now looking over each and everyone of you! She will now be the families guardian angle.
Praying for you all! Kara Haugen

regerjulie said...

(HUGS) Praying for your family!

Karen Trunnell said...

Thinking and praying for you and your family.