Thursday, October 14, 2010

mis recuerdos~my memories

Dear Beli, one day you will be old enough to understand: 

August 23rd: I spoke with your Grandma Maria and I told her how your Great-Grandpa is in the hospital. We don't know if he will make it. We don't know how it all began. He was fine two weeks ago then a sudden pain and then a 5 hour surgery. Saturday all the family was together. There was much sadness in everyone's heart but Beli when they saw your smile and heard your giggles, well you made them smile. You radiate happiness and love that momentarly we all forgot about the sorrow in our hearts. We are not sure of the outcome, but Beli you will always hear me talk of your Dida Uros. When he saw you for the first time he embraced you with a warm hug and said, "seeing Beli makes me feel ten years younger." 

October 9: we had the opportunity to see and talk to Dida. We told him he had a strong will to live. He made it through 3 surgeries in less than a month. We made plans about his return to the farm. He replied, "slow, slow."
Un día cuando tengas la edad suficiente vas a entender esto: Hoy (23 de agosto) hable con tu Abuelita María y le dije cómo tu bisabuelito está en el hospitalNo sabemos cómo empezó todo. Él estaba bien hace dos semanas, luego un dolor repentino y después una cirugía de 5 horas. El Sábado toda la familia estaba reunida.Había mucha tristeza en el corazón de todos, pero Beli cuando vieron tu sonrisa y escucharon  tu risa, pues tambien ellos sonrieron. Beli  irradias felicidad y tanto amor que momentariamente se nos olvidó el dolor en nuestros corazones. No estamos seguros del resultado, pero Beli siempre me vas a oir hablar de tu Bisabuelito Uros. Cuando te vio por primera vez dijo, " ver y estar al lado de Beli me hace sentir diez años más joven."

9 de Octubre: Tuvimos la oportunidad de ver y hablar con abuelito. Le dijimos que tenía una fuerte voluntad de vivir. Sobrevivio tres cirugías en menos de un mes. Hicimos planes acerca de su regreso al rancho. El respondio, "despacio, despacio."

Some of the photos we used (hubby's idea) to make a photo-movie in honor of Grandpa.

October 10, 2010
we will forever remember a Dear Son, Friend, Brother, Husband, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather.

....."Try to understand that I'm not longer living, rather surviving ,
waiting quietly for the inevitable arrival of my sad end. Don't be sad or angry nor feel helpless to see me like this. Give me your heart and love just like you did when you where born."--unknown author
Cuatro Generaciones
I feel very grateful  I had the opportunity to meet a great man. 
Siempre vas a estar en nuestros corazones.


  1. Ohhh I am so sorry...Your family is in my thoughts...This is so beautiful

    Hugs my dear

  2. My sympathies. Lo siento.

  3. He seemed like a great man. His legacy and memory will live on through you and the rest of your family. You are in my thoughts.

  4. My sympathies to you and your family through this tough time of missing him. :-(

  5. My deepest sympathy to your whole family. This is so sad, but let me tell you, you found such a beautiful way to say good-bye, with words and pictures full of love, warmth and thankfulness.
    So sorry for your loss, send you strength :-(

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. The pictures are beautiful memories and the quotation is so true!

  7. I am sending comfort your way, my sympathies :( I think that photo movie is a priceless idea.

  8. Dear three friends,

    following your blog frequently, I was shocked to read about your loss.
    Do accept my condolences, and keep the warm memories to Dida in your heart.

    Thanks for sharing your pictures with our little digital community, making me/us part of it all.

    Love and strength, Pim.

  9. Thank you all for your kind words and condolences. I really appreciate each comment you made.

  10. I'm so sorry. I will say a prayer for you and your family. May God grant you peace in this time of sorrow. Sending love from across the globe.

  11. Oh, God... I lost my father the night between 9 and 10 October... I was looking for something cheerful on my favorite blogs and I found this...

  12. Alina, I'm so sorry about your loss. My love and prayers for you and your family.

  13. Sorry for the late comment. My condolences to you and your family. I hope your grand-father-in-law rests in peace. The unknown author's quote is very comforting. You did a beautiful job writing about Beli's great-grandfather for her. I'm sure she'll appreciate it when she grows older and can read this herself. What a great gift for her. Kaho

  14. Sorry to hear about your loss, thinking of you and your family

    Michela x


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