Thursday, May 11, 2006

Grandpa Ward

This blog is dedicated to Grandpa Bob Ward, who is not doing so good right now. I just stopped by to visit, and ended up crying with Alice the whole time. He is on his little hospital bed in their den, but he can't really talk or move around, or eat for that matter. He hasn't eaten anything in 9 days, and there's nothing anyone can do for him. So sad. I witnessed a really sweet moment, when Alice was holding his hand and rubbing his face and telling him to leave this body, because it wasn't doing him any good. She told him to go see his son Barry, and his parents and siblings. It just kills her to see him like this and not be able to do anything. We were listening to his Christmas album that he made (on his organ), and while we were listening, he was trying so hard to move his hands around like he was playing the notes. When I left he was able to barely lift his hand and wave goodbye at me, and after I told him that I loved him he half mouthed "love you" back. So sweet.

I guess I better explain the picture... this was at Tyler's birthday party, and I was trying to take a picture of Tyler with Bob. Tyler goes, "c'mon Grandpa", and flips off the camera, so Bob without even looking at the camera lifts up his middle finger with Tyler. The whole family was laughing so hard, it was great.


kellymccaleb said...

i love grandpa ward- here's a big middle finger to his life!

momBerta said...

Oh, 'Colie' . . .you hit it right on the head so perfect! What a GREAT picture - what a fun and funny day! I just started bawling/laughing my brains out looking at the picture. Is he ever going to leave a HUGE hole in our lives when he's gone. I only wish I could go with him - what a PARTY they're going to have and I 'wanna be there'!