Saturday, March 8, 2008


I woke up late this morning, after a late shift last night,
and found 3 text messages and voicemail from my Father.....
letting me know that my Grandpa Sargent
had passed the night before.
We received an email earlier in the week
from my Aunt, advising us on his deteriorating condition.

My heart is filled with a mix of sorrow and joy.
How can you not grieve for your loved ones...
though you know they are in a better place,
a place away from the pain and sorrow of sickness?
But would I wish him back to this earth?

No...I hold a wish in my heart that
I could have seen him one last time,
to introduce my children to let him
know I loved him and appreciated him.

Thank you, Grandfather.
For your legacy.
Because of you and your example to
YOUR children, I am able to raise mine
in the pathway of Christ, and we will one day
all reside together in the glory of Heaven.
For I have a testimony of the Gospel
of Jesus Christ, I know that it is true.
This is where we rest our strength in the time
of loss and be not afraid of what is to come.


Shannon said...

Oh Sarah, I am so sorry! It is hard to lose a Grandparent, I have lost three and it can still hurt sometimes. I love your post, it is so sweet and wonderful, and you are right, you are so blessed that one day you will all be together again!

John & Janeane said...

Thanks for this post Sarah. The pictures are great! I copied them to my pictures file... for the "book". You have such a gift and talent for expressing your thoughts and feelings! Thank you!

Krista said...

Very sweet post! My thoughts are with you and your family! Love ya!

Cayden's Mommie said...

OH sarah.. Those words and pictures are beautiful!! :) I love you.

Christina said...

Such a sweet post. I am sorry for your loss, but you are right, he is in a better place. Our prayers are with your family. :)

Kelli said...

My thoughts are with you and your family right now. Better words than that fail me right now, but your faith is an inspiration and will see you through.

JennGlamGirl said...

I am sorry for your loss, allthough you are right he is in a far better place then us. I enjoyed your touching testimony. I can tell you have such a strong spiritual heart! Luckily for us we can all meet again ;)

Missy said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandfather! My last living grandparent passed away a little over a year ago. I always feel guilty about not being more sad, but it's because we know where they are going that it almost brings us a little bit of joy. You're in our thoughts and prayers!

Ashley said...

So sorry for your loss. You do have a way with words.

Jenny said...

What a beautiful tribute. You still miss him and want him's human for us to be resistant to change and distance. But you're absolutely right, for your grandfather, nothing but unsurpassing joy. Prayers for you and your family.

Caedyn said...

I’m so sorry for your loss. And you do have a way with words, very eloquent.