I lost my grandfather

This has been the hardest week of my life. I stood by my grandfather with my family for the last few days of his life. Then we held his hands and comforted him as he took his last breaths. I have never witnessed a person passing before and my grandfather is the closest family death that I’ve had. I feel like I am still frozen in those last 5 minutes of his life. Those were the hardest. We buried him Wednesday but he is no longer suffering with lung cancer. I am so thankful that I was allowed that precious time with him in those last few days. He died Sunday, July 8th at 10:57 pm. Saturday the 7th he was awake most of the day. We talked and laughed and he told tales on everyone he knew tales on. He sang his little songs and talked about how handsome he is. My grandfather was a ladies man. He loved flirting with his nurses. He is truly missed by many. I love him so very much. I know that only time can heal our pain but right now I feel sort of numb.

I love you so much poppaw!!!!

Hubert Lee Proffitt
November 17, 1937 – July 8, 2012


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