Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Time to Mourn

On November 9th at 8:17 in the evening, my Po Po (grandfather), Robert A. Traina, stepped into eternity.  Sam and I had come back to the States a week ago to be with him and the family.  We are thankful for the week we had and the chance to say goodbye.  Here are my numb thoughts as he is now worshipping the God he has loved his whole life.

So passes Robert Angelo Traina, child of God, son, brother, husband, daddy, Po Po and Great Po Po.  He was a studier, an author, a teacher, a dean, a friend, a lover of scripture, a role model, a patriarch.  He was humble, quick to laugh, deep voiced and loving.  We, his family, had the great privilege of walking with him in this life.  Thank you Jesus, for the precious 89 years he was here.  Now he is truly home.


Thursday, November 04, 2010

Laurie and Sam in the States

This is a rare post from Andreas, husband of Laurie who normally blogs here. Her grandfather has become very sick and it became apparent pretty soon that Laurie needed to go home and spend some time with him before the end came.

He is 89 years old and has a fantastic eternity waiting for him but selfishly we want him to remain with us and continue to be the family anchor that he has been for so long. Laurie and Sam are with the family for a month and it is a gift from God to be able to allow them that.

Pray for them and pray for the whole family in this difficult time. I'm sure Laurie will get back to posting blogs soon.