Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Say a little prayer...


Dear Friends,
I am hoping you all could maybe add my family into your prayers... My dear sweet 90 year old Grandfather is in the hospital, recovering from hip surgery which resulted from a fall about a week ago. He is now in a rehabilitation center for a few weeks undergoing therapy.
This sweet old man who was always singing and making silly jokes is now lying in a hospital bed, still wooing all the nurses with his charm, but is trying to cover up his pain with humor. My 89 year old Grandmother who still drives & cooks is lost without him. He really is the only Grandfather my children have known and he is lovingly called "Poppy". My Dad passed away when I was 21 so he didn't see me marry my husband, so my Grandfather has taken on the role of spoiling my children.
This was his 90th Birthday Celebration this past January....



The pictures below were taken last Christmas. Even though he is legally blind and has a titanium knee replacement, he still wanted to dance with his bride. I was lucky to capture the moment on camera......







Please say a little prayer for my dear, sweet, Italian Grandfather Louis, that he will return home to all of us. Many thanks.... ~ Laurie

12 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

Oh what a adorable couple they make. He looks like a precious man...I will keep him in my prayers. Take care

aunties said...

Of Course a prayer is in order. They are a precious loving couple and what a great life they must have enjoyed together.

Hugs, beth

janie said...

Will keep him in my prayers!!!
Best wishes for a great recovery!!! Janie

Twice as Nice said...

I will say a little prayer for your grandfather. I believe his wonderful spirit will see him through this. A lot of healing is about attitude and he has a great one!

imjacobsmom said...

I will definitely add him to my prayers....and best wishes for a quick recovery from me. ~ Robyn

Picket said...

Oh sweetie...I can just feel the love this man has for his family and for life...I pray that God touch your grandfather and that his recovery be quicker than the doctors could even imagine..May every cell and fiber of his being regain new strength and that he returns home soon to live many many more glorious years with his beloved wife and family...I will continue to call his name...you take care and keep us updated.

Lady Dorothy said...

I am praying!

KARIN said...

Your pictures make me cry. What a wonderful gift to be so full of joy at that age, and to be dancing with your sweetheart. It reminds me a little of the time my husband and I took ballroom dance lessons. What a hott. I would be lost without my husband, too. God bless and keep your sweet grandfather. What a sweetie he must be.

Mary said...

Oh Laurie, what a precious "Poppy!" He is in my thoughts and prayers.
xoxo,
Mary

Cottage said...

Laurie,
Just a little note that I will keep Poppy in my prayers. They look absolutely delightful dancing together...like a Norman Rockwell painting. Beautiful.
Melissa

Heather said...

Oh my goodness they are precious! I started crying as I looked through the pictures of them dancing........finding a love so strong to endure the test of time is such a beautiful gift! I will absolutely pray for your Poppy!!! God Bless Him!!
HUGS
Heather :)

LittleRock said...

Oh, my goodness; when I came across your blog and saw the beautiful picture of your grandfather (nonno), I could totally relate...he looks like a member of my family. I do hope he's doing better...just love the twinkle in his eyes. Gold love him and I did say a prayer. Thank you for sharing him with us.