Sunday, November 30, 2008

In Loving Memory

My dear sweet Grandpa Terry passed away this morning. I have such wonderful memories of him. He was a kind, quiet, humble man. He suffered a terrible fall on Friday and has been unconscious since Friday night. Early this morning he slipped away quietly and peacefully.

Ferdin Foch Terry
March 25, 1919 - November 30, 2008

I think I was 19 when we took this picture together.

Grandpa was a wonderful knitter and tailor. He knit this white blanket for Miss S when she was born, and he made this dolly for me when I was probably only 8 or 10.

His organ graces my front room. I remember countless hours playing this organ when I would spend the night with him and Grandma.


And his sewing table graces my bedroom and my heart.

His sewing machine is also on its way to me. A loving gift from him that was sent just a few days ago, before we knew this weekend would be his last. His legacy will live on through his descendants and he will always be remembered. Today I am especially grateful to believe in the eternal nature of families and to know that Grandpa is reunited with his family and loved ones that have passed on before. I know it was a glorious morning for him to be with his beloved wife again, my Grandma, who passed away more than 20 years ago.

12 comments:

kerry lynn said...

i'm so sorry sweet rae.
sending all of my love sweetie.
hugs.
xo

affectioknit said...

Such sweet memories - I'm so sorry for you - blessings and peace be with you.

rohanknitter said...

I'm so sorry!! I pray that your many wonderful memories will be a comfort to you.

Jackie said...

I am so sorry about your grandpa, but so glad you have all of the amazing memories of him that you have! He sounds like a wonderful, gentle man and I'm sure your grandma was glad to see him in heaven!! I'll be thinking about you and your family.

LauraJ said...

Big big hugs all the way from Canada. A lovely tribute to a much loved grandpa.

Susan in SC said...

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. He sounds like an extraordinary man. You are blessed to have had him in your life for so long.

kristin said...

what a legacy indeed! he sounds like one amazing man and i'm sure he'll be missed terribly. blessings to you all.

Chris Worthy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. How wonderful that you have tangible reminders of him that will last for generations.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I'm so sorry to hear your news...

You've written a lovely tribute post to him.

I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Amy said...

Oh Raesha, I am so, so sorry for your loss. You are so lucky to be surrounded by so many loving memories of your grandpa. Be safe traveling. We'll be thinking of you and your family.

Lainey-Paney said...

oh, i'm very sorry.

happy zombie said...

What a beautiful post... I'm in tears. I <3 you!