My Grandpa’s Funeral – which I didn’t attend

My Grandpa’s Funeral

I didn’t get to go to my Grandpa’s funeral. It was in Idaho and I am currently in Michigan. As I type this, my family is driving to the gravesite to say a final goodbye to him.

Although I didn’t get to attend, I did get to create a Memorial Slideshow for him. I love my Grandpa. Sifting back through years of pictures to see him at his best moments was truly a treat.

I especially loved seeing the pictures of him when he was my age, or when he just had a couple of kids, like I do now. I wonder if he was as clueless as I feel sometimes. I wonder if he and Grandma weren’t as pro at their relationship as they were in their later years. He must have had moments when he wondered what his life would be like. I wonder if he was happy as he lay there in his final days at what his life had become. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Tribute to a Great Man at My Grandpa’s Funeral

I will always remember brewer’s yeast, playing cards with him, and listening to his jokes. Once when we were hiking back from our fishing spot on the Russian River, I remember joking with him about if there was a bear, all we had to do was run faster than Grandpa. He didn’t think that was so funny.

I miss you Grandpa. I’m glad you get to be with Grandma now. You were an example to me throughout most of my life about how to be happy in every circumstance. I loved your joking around and harassing us all, even up until you knew you were knocking on death’s door. I know I will see you again and I can’t to play cards with you in the eternities. I love you!

Life after Death

For more information on what we believe happens after we die, feel free to visit this website and watch their sweet video. It explains how we can have hope for the future, even when our loved ones slip from this life into the next.

4 thoughts on “My Grandpa’s Funeral – which I didn’t attend

  1. Jennifer what a beautiful video tribute to your grandpa. This video will bring much joy to his family as they watch it over and over through the coming years.. some pictures seem to speak to you and their personality comes through. What a wonderful gift you have given his whole family Jennifer. Thank you for sharing it with us. We love you❤

    1. Thank you so much! We love you too and miss you guys. Wish we loved closer so our kids could see their GG and Pops more often. Siena asks about you guys frequently and if we can go to your house. 🙂

  2. Thanks Jen for making such a beautiful video! It was so nice to watch especially since I was not able to make it to the funeral as well love.

    1. It was my pleasure! I was specifically thinking of you when I posted it online. I remember how it felt to be living so far away. I’m far now, but living out of the country can be harder. Wishing you the best and know we’re thinking of you!

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