Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Watching my papa decline is so much harder than I imagined it would be....not that I imagined it at all. I think that's part of the problem. I never seriously considered that he might someday be gone. He's just always been here. Above is a picture of my hands holding Papa's today. He never squeezed back, just mostly slept. When he wasn't sleeping, there were only flickers of Papa...a slight raise of the eyebrows and an occasional mumble. I already miss hearing him say "Suzie".


  1. Susan,
    Your Papa tribute brought tears to my eyes...He's been such a constant in your life, it's hard to see him decompensating...
    Thank goodness, you have such fond memories, not to mention all the lovely photo's you have taken of him over the years...
    What a blessing? Thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm so sorry Susan. I know how hard it is.

  3. We just went through this with my husband's grandfather and with my grandfather the year before - it's so difficult and heartbreaking. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  4. Thank you for the words of comfort :)