Dad: Grandpa passed away.
Parker: To where?
Dad: To the spirit world
Parker: What is that?
Dad: That is where you go when you die
Parker: So we can't call him anymore?
Parker: I will see Grandpa again when he comes alive
We had the sacred opportunity of visiting with Grandpa Swenson on the phone on the Monday and Wednesday prior to his passing. The boys sang" I Hope They Call Me On A Mission" and "I Love to See the Temple". He expressed how much he appreciated hearing the singing and then shared his final counsel with us "Take care of your family and keep doing what is right!"
Having talked with Melissa and visiting with the boys we expressed gratitude and comfort for family as we prayed to our Heavenly Father.
Thoughts? I couldn't help but think of my love for my Grandpa and how he was now spending time with family and even perhaps our son that will be joining our family soon. I looked at my yard in which I had been working and noticed not a single dandelion of which I think he would have been proud.
Days after the funeral Parker continues to pray for Grandpa Swenson "in the spirit world" and perhaps said it best, "I will always remember Grandpa Swenson."