Today was my grandpa's viewing and we were all very sad... At 3pm a mass was held, and after the mass my mom and then my uncle said a few words... My mom is not the person that you will usually see talking about her feelings and it was very touchy to hear her talking about how she lost "her baby". He was truly her baby as she was her primary caretaker, and he wasnt able to talk, was in diapers, needed 24/7 assistance, and my mom slept by his side for the last 9.5 months since he moved to her house.

My grandfather was an exceptional person, and all the people that were there couldnt agree more with my mom and uncle words about how any of us have ever met a person like him. He was a very tolerant man than never say a word to hurt a person, that always knew when to talk and what were the right words to say. Nobody ever heard hateful words from his mouth, and even in hard times he never ever complained about anything...

He was over 80 years old when he was still working on his own business and making his own money... My uncles, aunt and mom begged him for years to move to his town and to take care of him, but he always refused and continued working until he couldnt say no anymore... It was around 10 years ago when they convinced him and move him to this town in an apartment...

At that moment he had no real illness except for mild hearing loss because of the age, but always having smart things to say about everything that you said... He was also a very healthy person and he walked and walked and walked on the city that he was living until he move to this town to EVERY PLACE he needed to go... No cars, no nothing... Walking was his best friend, which kept him VERY healthy his whole life...

He was the kind of person that didnt had ANY difference with people doesnt matter the color of the skin, religion or social status... He treated the same to the President and to the kid cleaning shoes in the streets... And it was truly like that.... He always had a smile on his face, and was an exceptional grandfather and dad... I dont think there is one person in the world that ever met him that wasnt touched by him somehow...

The Flowers with my grandpa:
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Gaby, my cousin Vanessa (Mimi's Godmother) and my grandpa:
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My grandpa with 5 of his kids (my mom is the one in yellow)... There are 3 sons missing on the photo.. One passed away, and the other two couldnt be present that night.....
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Here he is with my cousin Michel.. I totally love his face on this photo:
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Grandpa Edilio: I love you with all my heart and I will never forget your smile and how much you touched my life... You will be truly missed and I will try to be more like you everyday!
Posted by Anelys Perez On 11:11 PM 13 comments

13 Lovely comments :

CancunCanuck said...

Miss Anelys, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Sounds like he had a long and lovely life with a lot of great family around him. May he rest in peace.

Hugs and strength to you.

Anonymous said...

Me entere ayer Anelys, lo siento muchisimo. ya esta descansando el abuelo y segun me dijo Pao se fue tranquilo. Un abrazo fuerte, Laly.-

Stacey Ho said...

So sorry for your loss but what wonderful family memories and photos.

Erica said...

Ay Bendito !!! Im so sorry hun ....god rest his soul!! I will pray for him and your family ....Im glad he is at peace now.

cul-ture-queen said...

Ane- I am sorry for your loss. I just had an uncle pass away so I know how it is. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa said...

Great pictures, and he sounded like an amazing person. how lucky are you to have had so much time with him.

Yira said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your abuelito. My heartfelt condolences. He sounds like he was a great man. Big Hugs to you and your family.
Yira

Heather said...

Rest in peace! I love that you have so many great pixs!
-h

Organized Nutrition said...

Oh Anelys... I am so sorry for your loss! May he rest in peace and may your heart rest knowing he is finaly no longer in any pain and with his maker!!!!

* ~ *Jessica* ~ * said...

Hugs and prayers for you all. Sounds like he had a great happy life (he looked like a happy man!) Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

HUGS.

Mainegirl/Pauline said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I am sure that he is happy and has no pain where he is now. I hope that your hearts heal soon.

Vanessa Vargas said...

que bello =(

Nicole said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. With all the wonderful memories and stories he will always be part of your life.

 

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