Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Granddad, Future

Now that I have your expectations lowered as to just how often I'll be posting here, I think we can continue.

Actually, I have been busy lately. If you are one who also reads my wife's blog then you know I'm not thrilled with my current employment.

On more pleasant topics the boys where very awake this morning. I think they quickly realized something was different when Daddy was in bed with them both instead of Momma. They both must have slept very well, but I think BL and I could both use naps!

It looks to be a busy weekend here. My Mom is coming in for a vist with, I hope, my Grandmother. I really enjoy getting to spend time with my family, and I don't get to see my extended family often enough. I know my boys will have fun with Mamaw and GG-ma here to see how they've grown and changed since we were visiting last.

Yesterday marked a month since my Grandfather died in a car accident on the way home from a funeral. I thought a lot about my Grandfather this weekend, as friday was 4 weeks since he died also. I am so extremely thankful that I know I will see him in heaven someday. I don't know how people who don't have the assurance of knowing what will happen deal with thoughts about the end of their lives. I'm also thankful for my friends and family who are a great help and encouragement when times are hard.

My Grandfather was an awesome christian and a great man to know. His church, the church I was baptised in as a baby, celebrated its 40th anniversary this past Sunday. I am told that much of the program seemed to make mention of him and what memories the three pastors who were there had of my Grandfather. I'm proud to think of the influence and impact my Granddad had while he was here on this earth. I only hope I can make him proud of me by the time he sees me again.


bluelady said...

It still doesn't seem real that he's gone. You're a terrific husband and father and I know that he was very pleased with the man that you are. One could tell in how the two of you interacted. I feel like he was snatched from us all too soon and that we still had so much to give him and he still had so much to teach us but I know that God has a plan and we will understand one day be it in this life or the next.

all my love,

Jayleigh said...

So sorry about your Granddad.

But the assurance that you will see him again, and you'll both know each other... that's a greater gift than I can fathom. The Lord is so gracious and loving.