Eliseo and his Great Grandpa Lyn, October 3 2010
My Grandpa Lyn passed away this morning in his bed. He lived a long and full life (he was 90!) and yet, I still feel heartbroken over the loss... I will be forever grateful that I had the chance to say goodbye to him in NY last weekend after having not seen him for a year and a half. He still knew who I was though saying, "Well, you're out of your territory!". Lili and I sat next to him at the reception of my cousins wedding. He didn't eat much but he kept plopping the strawberries from his appetizer plate onto Lili's.
At one point during the wedding night he was wheeled over for a picture with the bride and groom. Everyone, including my Grandma Lee, was looking at the cameras that were all pointed at the group except my Grandpa. He was looking to the side and right at me (or maybe even through me it seemed) giving the slightest, but most sweet smile. Everyone trying to take the picture was like "yoo hoo~ Lyn!!! Look over here!" "Hellllllooooo!"But for me those few seconds were so touching.
I had a hard time saying goodbye and leaving their house knowing I wouldn't see him again. Even though I got to spend time with him the day after the wedding I feel like his smile for me at the wedding was his parting gift to me.