This morning I found out that my Grandpa Abariotes passed away last night. He had been in failing health for some time, but had held on for so long I figured we had a few more months with him. Unfortunately I hadn’t seen him in months, which makes me sad.
I was lucky to have him in my life for 18 years and I will miss him.
Plans for his services are still being made. I actually found out the news from Facebook of all places. My Uncle Steve posted on his status that he had passed. I felt like the wind was knocked out of me. Liz, my stepmom, was in Mexico on a little vacation with my dad when she got the call that she needed to get to Omaha. Unfortunately she wasn’t able to make it in time.
We’ll be packing up and heading to Omaha in the next few days.