Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The World Cries While the Heavens Rejoice

Early this morning, my Grandfather left this earth to be with his Heavenly Father. Although it brings sadness to our hearts, we all know that he was ready to go and that his time here on earth was done. He lived a full and happy life and was ready to meet his Lord.

I have been thinking of fond memories of him all day today - like when he would put a pair of our underwear on his head every Christmas, when he would mumble his way through a prayer at dinner and the only audible word would be "amen", when I got angry with him as a child and told him I would never come visit him again, even when I was all grown up with kids of my own.

He was a wonderful man. I can only imagine him reuniting with my Grandmother and his friends and family members who have gone before him. The angels are certainly rejoicing today.

The next few days are going to be busy so please pardon my silence. I'll get back to blogging as soon as I can.


Tereasa said...

What a beautiful family picture! I am praying for you.

Holly said...

I'm sorry about your grandfather. I saw quite a few people in the photo that I recognized, but I'm not sure how you all relate. How do you link up with Mike and Marlita?

Lucy Marie said...

Mike and my mom are brother and sister. My mom was a Vine.

Denise K. said...

Oh, I am just so sorry to learn of your grandfather's passing! He sounded like such a character, and what a blessing to have him in your life for the time that you did. I know his influence will be with you forever. I'll be praying for you and your entire family during this difficult time...hang in there my blogger friend. Love, Denise