ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created by Courtney Zawodny in the memory of her beloved grandfather, Lt. Col. Stanley Zawodny who was born on May 5, 1929 and passed away on December 5, 2009. We will remember him forever.

The angels gathered near your bed , So very close to you ,For they knew the pain and suffering
That you were going through.  I thought about so many things as I held tightly to your hand ,
Oh, how I wished that you were strong , and happy once again.

But your eyes were looking homeward , to that place beyond the sky,
Where Jesus held His outstreched arms,  It was time to say "goodbye" ...

I struggled with my selfish thoughts , for I wanted you to stay .
So we could walk and talk again, like we did-just yesterday .

But Jesus knew the answer, and I knew He loved you so,
So I gave you life's greatest gift , The gift of letting go...

Now my heart will carry memories of the love you gave to me ,
Until we meet again in Heaven, where the best is yet to be....

Posted by Courtney Zawodny on December 5, 2012
We'll be thinking about you today grandpa, we love and miss you!!
Posted by Courtney Zawodny on May 6, 2012
Love you grandpa and miss you!!
Posted by Courtney Zawodny on December 5, 2011
We miss you grandpa......I love u tons! can't believe it's been 2 years already...Keep an eye on all of us!
Posted by Courtney Zawodny on June 30, 2011
Thinking about you grandpa and miss you! Getting a new puppy this weekend! :) Keep an eye on us!
Posted by Courtney Zawodny on February 12, 2011
Love you Grandpa!! Miss you lots!..I'm off to a long day of studying, I know you'll be standing right over my shoulder watching me:)

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Posted by Courtney Zawodny on December 5, 2012
We'll be thinking about you today grandpa, we love and miss you!!
Posted by Courtney Zawodny on May 6, 2012
Love you grandpa and miss you!!
Posted by Courtney Zawodny on December 5, 2011
We miss you grandpa......I love u tons! can't believe it's been 2 years already...Keep an eye on all of us!
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Grandpas Wish for Me

Shared by Courtney Zawodny on February 7, 2011

One of the hardest things about losing grandpa was when I would want to pick up the phone to call him and couldn't...I remembered being really bummed one morning driving on my way to school and was just wishing that I still had my grandfather...and this song came on. There's no doubt in my mind that grandpa had God play this for me that morning to get me through my day..he's still looking out for me!

I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow
And each road leads you where you want to go
And if you're faced with the choice and you have to choose
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you

And if one door opens to another door closed
I hope you keep on walkin' til you find the window
If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile
But more than anything, more than anything..

My wish for you
Is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small
You never need to carry more than you can hold

And while you're out there gettin' where you're gettin' to
I hope you know somebody loves you
And wants the same things too
Yeah, this is my wish

I hope you never look back but you never forget
All the ones who love you and the place you live
I hope you always forgive and you never regret
And you help somebody every chance you get

Oh, you find God's grace in every mistake
And always give more than you take
But more than anything, yeah more than anything

My wish for you
Is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small
You never need to carry more than you can hold

And while you're out there gettin' where you're gettin' to
I hope you know somebody loves you
And wants the same things too
Yeah, this is my wish, yeah yeah

My wish for you
Is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small
You never need to carry more than you can hold

And while you're out there gettin' where you're gettin' to
I hope you know somebody loves you
And wants the same things too
Yeah, this is my wish
(My wish for you)

This is my wish
(My wish for you)
I hope you know somebody loves you
(My wish for you)
May all your dreams stay big....