Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Other Side of Heaven

Sid's grandfather, Benni Whitehead, went to meet his Creator this morning a little after midnight.  Sid, being the steadfast loving man that he is, went to pick his grandfather up and bring him back to Philadelphia in the middle of the night along with someone else from the funeral home and his brother, Ben.  For the record, I've asked before and somehow Ben got the name Ben without it coming from his grandfather.  Odd don't ya think?  Anyway, my Sid, he's such an old soul! 

Visitation is tomorrow night (Thursday) and the funeral is Friday at 11:00 am. 

Makes me want to run home and hug my Pappaw a million times over right this very second. 

It will be a tough next two days for Sid and the rest of the family.  I prayed for Mercy over Pappaw Monday night and now I'm praying for Mercy for the rest of the family.  I heard Mammaw earlier on the phone with Sid say "it's just so hard."  And I can't even begin to think about how her world has changed. 

Just keep them all in your prayers.  We had plans to go to Jackson Saturday and I'm sure we will still go and spend some time with Mammaw.  Maybe we can get her out to go get something good to eat and a little shopping.  She so needs it and deserves. 

I'm in a club here in Philadelphia called Pilot International, or PIF.  But they have them everywhere, even in Alabama.  I had never heard of it til I moved her, but it's a service organization that deals with anything brain related.  Alztimer's (I know I still don't know how to spell it.) is one thing we focus on, along with brain cancer, autism, Shaken Baby Syndrome, you name it, anything brain related we focus on.  Through this organiztion, I have learned of the Alztimer's Relay, which is  sort of like Relay for Life.  I encourage you to look it up and get involved.  There's so much out there and people who benefit from those of us who can support it appreciate it so much.  I'll have to admit, I haven't been as involved over the past few months, but plan to jump back in it soon.  I just encourage you to be aware of these things and spend some time doing things that benefit others instead of just ourselves. 

1 comment:

Courtney said...

You guys are in my prayers. I lost my grandfather a few months ago and it is hard.