Thursday, January 7, 2010

In honor of...


  • You and Grandma have always let me come over any time I wanted... you still do!
  • You told me to put my book I was reading down on my lap during church when I was little... you told me it was disrespectful to have it up by my face while others were trying to listen to the service. But then you'd make Grandma give me a piece of gum, so I wouldn't be sad.
  • You quote scriptures to fit whatever situation is at hand
  • You got up to "testify" how great God was to you and your family almost every time the opportunity presented itself at church... and you cried every single time (I love that about you!)
  • You love Grandma with all of your heart
  • You love God with all of your heart
  • You never let an opportunity pass to tell any single member of your family how much you love them. And appreciate them.
  • You care passionately about others
  • You never have claimed to be perfect (if anything, you're too humble), but you live your life in such a way that others admire
  • You're so stubborn... and that's not all bad! :)
  • You like to tease me about being a red-head... you told Don that you knew what he goes through being married to a red-head... us redheads fight you husbands like tigers, but defend you like lions, right?
  • In the midst of all your pain, you want to make sure we're all right... and that we know you love us!
  • You make my kids feel so special... as you do for all your kids, grandkids and great grandkids!
  • I loved the nicknames you made up for us as kids: JulieBell, Darla Doodle, Christalina... we made our own up for Missy (it rhymed with her first name... we didn't know it was a bad word!)
  • I'm so excited to be almost as good-looking as you!
Grandpa quotes from last night:
  • Suffering may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning! Don't forget that! (Psalm 30:5)
  • Isn't it exciting that we have faith and can look forward to our Crown of Life, Dar? Revelations 21 tells us that there will be no more tears, no more pain, no more death... how can people live without that hope?
I love you, Grandpa!


gillyhappy1 said...

What a wonderful way to honor your Grampa! You can tell by his wonderful, God-loving family what a truly awesome person he is. I'll be keeping everyone in my prayers.

granny2five said...

You may not be old enough to remember it, but there was a song years ago titled, "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do." So is saying goodbye. Thankfully, for those of us who believe in the truth of the hereafter, it's, "See you in the morning!"

jessica said... great that you captured Grandpa's quotes. I love reading them. He is full of wisdom. Sitting there with him reminds me of how people used to gather around Jesus and just sit at his feet and listen to his stories. Glad to finally meet you online!