One is given and one is taken, the circle of life…

pepaw and tracie p

By the time I got to Houston yesterday for my 11 a.m. meeting with Tony, Tracie P had already called to let me know that pepaw was beginning to fade.

When I arrived at the restaurant and we sat down at our usual table, Tony knew something was wrong.

“One is given and one is taken,” he said after I shared the news.

“Tracie’s grandfather will live on in your new baby. It’s the circle of life.”

Yesterday, when we arrived at the hospital in Orange, Texas, Georgia P was excited to see her nanna and pawpaw.

And when we went up to see pepaw, she held his hand and said “hi” with her usual gusto (anyone who’s ever met Georgia P knows that she loves to say “hi”).

Pepaw looked up and said “hi.” It was one of the most magical things I’ve ever experienced.

He’s still with us this morning and I’ll be taking the girls later this morning to the hospital so that we can all be together.

I’ll be taking a break from the blog for a few days.

And in the meantime, thanks to everyone for the thoughts and wishes on Facebook.

7 Responses to One is given and one is taken, the circle of life…

  1. danakelly845 says:

    So sorry to hear about Pepaw. Thinking of y’all.

  2. Condolences to you and Tracie/Georgia P…

  3. Thinking of you all and sending lots of love.

  4. Kristi says:

    Keeping you all in my thoughts.

  5. Do Bianchi says:

    thanks, everyone, for sharing thoughts and wishes here. They mean so much. Pepaw had been in pain for a long time and everyone was relieved to know that he’s in a better place now. Really, thanks again… the thoughts and wishes mean so very much.

  6. Dorothy Gaiter says:

    He was surrounded by love and he returned it. How very lucky you all were/are to have each other.

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