Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My Grandpa





Today my beloved Grandpa went home to be with our Savior. Only in Christ can I experience joy admist my grief. His last words were to my Grandma... he told her he loved her and kissed her on the cheek. A lifetime of love sealed with a kiss. I wanted to share a few photos of Grandpa. The first is when he was a very young man in WWII, (he is the young man on the left) the other is a picture of Grandpa and me dancing at my sister's wedding. Grandpa was always the strongest man I knew and so handsome. Always ready to play a practical joke on me or give me a hug. Memories have just been flooding my mind the past few days... time at their home in the country, playing in the barn, helping in the garden, sitting and talking, laughing and enjoying the family God placed me in. I am thanking and praising my Lord today, for giving me my Grandpa - and also the gift of memories. Just over 86 years he spent on this earth - just a snippet of eternity. Until we see each other again... I love you Grandpa... thank you for all you were and are to me. Thank you for loving me.



2 comments:

elaine olsen said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your tender remembrances of him soothe your weary heart and fill your thoughts with inexpressible thanks for a life well lived.

peace~elaine

Ang baylis said...

I am praying for you right now! I am so sorry you have to go through this this weekend! Unfortunately I never had grandparents. They were all gone before I was born. I'm glad you did! I LOVE this song and think of my Dad when I hear it.

Much love to you, Kristen!
Angie xoxo