In a heartbreaking yet optimistic blog post, the wife of Jase Robertson revealed that her grandfather, whom she called “Pops,” had passed away from lymphoma just two days before the holiday. While mourning this loss was difficult enough, Missy revealed some other troubling news.
“Five days prior to his death, my grandma, GG, fell at their home and fractured her pelvis. She was taken to a hospital and then to an in-patient [sic] rehabilitation center,” she wrote.
For the last few days of her grandfather’s death, he was separated from his wife of 70+ years, which, as you can imagine, was very hard for the entire family, but they had a plan. They got her grandmother’s doctor to release her for a few hours on Thanksgiving so the couple could spend some time together, knowing Pops’ days were numbered.
“When Pops heard of these grand plans, it became apparent that he had plans of his own,” she wrote. “He didn’t want his wife of 70 years, his sweetheart, the love of his life, to see him suffering. He made that abundantly clear.”
A man of God, “Pops” was ready to go to Heaven even though his wife was miles away. The morning of the day he died, Missy and her family arranged a FaceTime call between the sweethearts. Knowing that her husband was ready to go to Heaven, she said, “I love you so much, Tom. It’s okay. I’m going to be fine. Go on. I’ll see you there.”
“When the call ended, Pops took his three last breaths,” Missy wrote.
Two days after his passing, on Thanksgiving, the entire family arrived at her grandmother’s rehabilitation center with all the Thanksgiving food you could imagine. They remembered “Pops” and talked about how thankful they were for his life.
At his funeral, a very special moment occurred that Missy captured on camera. Her grandma was handed a folded American flag in honor of her late husband, who served in the military for many years.
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Special moment at my grandpa’s service. He loved the flag. He loved his country. He loved his God. He loved his wife of 70+ years. She told him, “I’ll see you there.” Read their sweet story of goodbye on my blog. If it doesn’t qualify as a #MondayMotivation, I’m not sure anything will. #Priorities #Pops #Family #WWIIVet #ChildOfGod Click link in my bio to read.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Missy and her family during this difficult time. Watch Missy and her daughter Mia sing “Amazing Grace” below.