My grandpa just passed on Monday night. He was really sick and in and out of hospitals so his passing is a relief for both him and the family. He's not hurting anymore and the family can move on. While it's not a GOOD thing that he's gone, it was expected.
I live in Texas now, family is in Colorado. While I wasn't REALLY close, he was my favorite of the grandparents. He was an artist for an ad company, did caligraphy for certificates for law and doctor's offices. Every year he did watercolor christmas cards for the family.
I've come to a decision that was really hard to make. I don't think I'm going to the funeral. Instead, I was going to draw a picture of him and overnight it for the viewing, pick up the christmas card thing, and dedicate my first comic to him. I can't afford to fly up, but I could drive for 24 hours and make it in time. It's not that I don't respect him enough, but rather that I appreciated him in life and don't want to commemorate that by watching him lowered into the ground.
Anyway, just wondering if anyone else has had to make decisions like this.