Bittter-sweet is the feeling.
Sweet because my grandfather, that all know as 'Pa Pa', has moved on to the place we all long to be one day.
Bitter because we will miss him and know we will not see him again until we break on through to the other side.
It is joyous, because I know that he has gone to be with the Creator, our Lord and Saviour, the God-man Jesus Christ.
But, I will miss his wit and humor. I will miss cold mornings at the back of our family property felling trees, cutting them up and stacking them in the little blue toyota truck (more than the truck could handle). Having long conversations about life, the old days and about God.
I will miss him dearly, but I know he is in no more pain and physical agony from his sickness, no more sorrow, no more worries. He is now in perfect health, with a perfect body and in the presence of Jesus Christ, the Creator.
He is sitting in the presence of God, smiling down on us.
I love you old man.