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.