Sunday, August 07, 2011


Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,
though the eye of sinful man they glory may not see,
only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
perfect in power, in love, and purity.

I have spent the last two weeks in and out of the hospital, caring for my grandfather. On Thursday, afternoon, Grandpa Thomson went to be with Jesus! He was ready. Bittersweet is the best way to describe how I am feeling after my Grandfather’s death. I am excited that he is in heaven, with my sister, and I will see him again someday. I am sad, that he is no longer here with myself, and all of our family.

Grandpa never lost his humour, nor his dignity, the entire time he was in the hospital. I was positively impressed by his good nature—always saying please and thank you, and never ceasing to make you laugh. At one point Grandpa said he was in so much pain, it was hard not to swear, although he never did. What he did say was, “Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy,” and then when I told him I said “Grrr…,” Grandpa had heard, “girl,” and he said, “Oh girl, oh girl, oh girl!”

Every day when I came in to the hospital I was able to give Grandpa a kiss and tell him that I loved him, and he would kiss me back and tell me that he loved me. This happened upon arrival and leaving his hospital room, #2814, at WCGH (West Coast General Hospital). I relish the early mornings Grandpa and I spent alone in the hospital, as I was able to care for him. We laughed together, read the bible, sang songs of worship, took naps, and I occasionally cried.

Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God; because His judgments are true and righteous…Give praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, you who fear Him, the small and the great…Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him…King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
Revelation 19:1-2, 5-7, 16