My husband and I are going through our first family loss right now.
On Thursday, November 4, we said goodbye to Papa. He was my husband's grandfather ~ a devoted pastor who served as a Navy Chaplain in Vietman, and dedicated his everyday life to serving the Lord. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved telling jokes and he was able to see the good in every person. He suffered a great deal of pain in the latter years of his life, and we are thankful that he is in a better place with his Heavenly Father now.
Although we will miss him a great deal, we rejoice because he has truly gone HOME!
We are thankful that Papa had the chance to lead us through our wedding vows two and a half years ago. What a special memory!
Papa definitely knew how to be silly! He was a real man whom everyone loved!
I will be M.I.A. for a bit longer as we take this week to spend time with our family and prepare for Papa's funeral services this weekend.
Cherish the moments you have with your loved ones, and never miss an opportunity to let someone know how much they mean to you.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.