Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009

This Christmas has been a rather interesting blend of joy and sorrow.

Yesterday, my grandpa, Robert Murasko, passed away rather unexpectedly.

He had fallen last week and fractured his pelvis in two places. He was doing fine and my sister was making plans for extra help when he came home. She has been his most excellent, full time care giver for the last 4 years. I have watched her, in total amazement, take care of his every need and NEVER complain. She really did treasure the job she had in taking care of him.

The kids and I had just taken him decorated Christmas cookies and cards two days earlier. I'm so thankful for that visit now. He was fine and happy to see us.

He died from an abdominal aneurysm on Christmas Eve.

My extended family will be coming next week. I am so excited to see them but very sad for the reason.

Please hug your family and remember that above all else, Jesus Christ was born to offer us hope and salvation. He is the reason we celebrate today.

Merry Christmas!

The Gentges Family