Tuesday, March 21, 2006

This is for Pappy

Pappy -- picture taken on December 25, 2000

I was getting ready today when I started thinking about the month of March. And that's when I realized that Pappy's birthday had come and gone and I didn't even realize it. Pappy, my dad's dad, was the one I cared for the last four years of his life on a daily basis. He brought joy into my life every day. His smile alone could make your day better. He taught Caleb and I how to be a servant to others and that's something I will never forget. I am sad that Josiah will never know him in person, but his legacy will live on. It's been a little over a year since he past away. In a way, it seems like a life time ago, but on some days, I still think of loading the boys in the van and going to take care of him. I could write pages upon pages about Pappy, and I actually started this post with that plan. But after thinking about it, I decided to share those memories on another day. This post is dedicated to Pappy and the love he shared even at the very end of his life.


RyAnn said...

That is a great picture of Pappy. He was so wonderful, and he smiled that big smile up until his very last days. I wish too that Brock would have been able to know Pappy. We miss you Pappy!

GW said...

It was a delight for Pappy to have both grand-girls close to him. He looked forward to your visits. Steph I think he was disappointed to see Saturday come because he wouldn't see you and Caleb. But Sunday he would see everyone.

I consider it a special blessing that God allowed us to keep him in our home for his last years.