Papi Mauricio, nunca te olvidaremos

My sweet grandpa passed away last night, and my heart is heavy with grief and sorrow. I know that death is a part of life, but it’s something that is so hard to accept as a reality. When a loved one passes away, we want so hard to believe it isn’t true. However, it is very real and the only comfort we can find is in God. My Papi was sweet, funny, caring, loving and so much more. About a week and a half ago, he fainted at home and my grandma called to ask for help, as she couldn’t get him to wake back up, nor could she move him. He was brought to the ER, stayed for observation, and the following morning, we were given the most unexpected news… He was diagnosed with leukemia. More tests were done, and the news was reaffirmed. He had so many other health problems in which we thought those would be the ones to wear him out, never leukemia! The doctors gave him a few days, or weeks at most. I believe that I speak for my family when I say that, deep down inside, we didn’t want to believe it or accept that my grandpa’s days on this earth we’re coming to an end. He had been sick for so long with heart issues and would come out fighting and strong. I really thought he’d still be alive right now. It all just happened so fast and he’s gone. I know that he is in Gods glory. He’s no longer suffering and I do find comfort knowing that he’s rejoicing in the presence of The Lord! But the pain in my heart is still here, because I know that I will no longer be able to hug him, have him give me his big sloppy kisses on my cheek, or hear is voice, and my daughter will only know him through pictures. But he will always be in our hearts and our memories as an amazing man who always showed his grand kids love, kindness, comedy, good work ethic, politeness, gentleness, respect, patience, humility… He will be so missed!!

I pray that God would comfort us and give us strength to help my grandma get through this difficult time! I know He hears the cry of the broken and comforts those in need! Image

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