Sunday, June 27, 2010

my papoo

forever, for always, no matter what.

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i’m still at a loss for words. papoo passed away thursday evening very suddenly. he had gone fishing with my brother on tuesday and to marianna with mamoo and mama on wednesday (funny story when you have an hour to laugh). he had recently been diagnosed with cancer that had spread to multiple places. he’d had several days of radiation and 3 chemo treatments a few weeks back. thursday night he passed away peacefully at calhoun-liberty hospital, just like he had hoped for,


papoo was such a huge part of my life. he had been at everything i have ever done since i was born. i was his favorite grand-daughter! he was so proud of his grand children and he wasn’t afraid to tell us. he would do anything i asked him to do, at anytime. no matter what it was.


what he loved even more than his grandchildren were his great grand children. he loved tanner d., nate-nate and hop-hop. papoo was hop-hop’s favorite too., the first name he ever said was papoo and he calls him when he wakes up every morning.


papoo called us EVERY day at 11:00 to “check on those boys” and ask :yall want to go eat?” about 3 out of 5 days a week we would go eat lunch with them. man am i gonna miss those lunches.

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there are so many other things i’m gonna miss, but i know without a doubt that papoo is in a better place and we will meet again someday! but until then we will enjoy all the memories and retell all the stories and try to love as much as papoo did.


thank you to everyone who has called, brought food, kept a kid or 2, sent a card or flowers or just said a prayer for us. we truly are blessed to have friends and family like you!

please continue to keep our family in your prayers for the next few months. we are really gonna need it.


Lea Whittaker said...

Kari I am so sorry! I know that this is very hard and I will be praying for all of you. Sounds like he was very special and you are blessed with lots and lots of great memories. Praying!!

Katheryn said...

I'm so sorry Cari. You and your family will be in our prayers.