Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saying Goodbye


With tremendous sadness, I am here to share the news of the passing of my Yeye, pictured here in 2008 with my dad and my kids.  He was 97 years old.

In many ways, I have said my goodbye to him a thousand times.  Some things I have come to expect: every time I see him would be the last, but one thing I had continued to hope in my heart: there will be at  least one more time...  This will not be the case anymore and I miss him in ways I can and cannot explain.  Last time I saw him, he was on a public bus with me in Beijing returning to his residence. The old revolutionary got to ride all the public transportation in China for free and he took advantage of that! :)

I will be back with CHA projects to share later this week.  It's also the eve of Chinese New Year, bring on the dragon!

35 comments:

Julie said...

so sorry to hear this Jing Jing...my prayers go out to you and your family....hugs!!

Michelle said...

I am so sorry, Jing Jing!

Karen said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. I lodge my grandpa at 91 last spring. It seemed like his long, good life should have made it easier but that is not how loss and grief works. I'll keep you in my prayers

Karen said...

P.s. sorry for the weird auto-correct :p

Jennifer Yates said...

hi jing jing...so sorry for your loss. What a great photo of him and such a long life too! I'm sure you have many wonderful memories.
Hugs from Texas!

Aubree said...

Saddened to hear of your loss!!!

Keri said...

Thinking of you this weekend, Jing-Jing. <3

Virginia L. said...

So sorry to hear your Ye-Ye's passing. Thanks for sharing the fond memories of him! HUGS!

Virginia L. said...

BTW Happy New Year to you and family, Jing-Jing!

Keshet said...

So sorry to hear this, Jing Jing.

Nathalie said...

Jing Jing I am very sorry for your lost... this reminds me that I really should call my grand-père in France...
{{hugs}}

Deana said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Jing-Jing. Sending prayers & big hugs your way, my friend.

Debbie said...

Sorry to hear of your loss.

Beth Hallgren said...

I'm so sorry Jing Jing, he looked like a joyful man :)He must have...to live to 97! Hugs.

Alia said...

Will include you in my prayers, Jing Jing. How fortunate you were to have him for so long! xo

Arlene said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. My heart is with you.

Kim said...

take care sweet friend!

alexandra s.m. said...

I am so sorry for you loss Jing Jing...and I know exactly what you mean about knowing but always hoping you'd get "one more time".......

Keeping you in my prayers....

Aino said...

Hi sweetie! I am so sorry for your loss. I like how you said you already said goodbye to him a thousand times...when a family member passes on it is always a loss. Did you know I lost my Dad to cancer two and a half year ago? I wish you all the best Jing Jing - love checking in on you now and then. Great to see your dad with the girls on the photo. Wish I could have met you at the CHA. Take care.

teacher jessy said...

Oh JJ! I am so sorry to hear about your yeh yeh! It must be hard to hear such news during the CNY. Hugs

Rhonda Merry said...

What a sweet picture, I pray for comfort for you and your family.

Shirley said...

Condolences on the passing of your grandfather (paternal, right - just making sure my Chinese is still working). He lived a very full life!

Denise Price said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs.

Charlene said...

So So sorry Jing Jing. My prayers and a big hug are with you!

Audrey Pettit said...

I'm so very, very sorry for your loss, Jing Jing! ((hugs))

Christie Bryant said...

I am so sorry for your loss Jing Jing. It is so hard to lose someone so special.

Lisa Dorsey said...

So sorry for your loss Jing-Jing. Sending prayers and hugs.

Patricia said...

I am sorry for you Jing jing...

MClark said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You were blessed to have him in your life for so long.

Pearl said...

So sorry to hear of your loss , hun ! & wow , did your grandpa live to a ripe old age !

((((((((((((((Big Hugs)))))))))))))

liana suwandi said...

oh JJ... sorry for your loss. Hugs, liana

Larajc said...

So sorry to here about your Grandpa! Prayers and hugs to you Jing-Jing!

jaz said...

Hi JJ, soree to hear about your lost. I know and i understand how you feel. you do take care okie ;) sending lots love your way....-jaz

Robin Gibson said...

Oh Jing Jing! Just getting caught up with my craftiest of crafty friends, to see this! SOOO sorry to learn of your loss! Many thoughts and prayers for you & your family!

Agata said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news! Thinking of you...