...made the famous "papaw waffles" every time I spent the night at my grandparents
...could create things out of wood that were breathtaking & became family heirlooms
...taught his son and grandson how to work with wood
...fought in World War II
...held the hand of his wife as she passed away
...threw many fishing rods into waters...
...& pulled out many fish
...would have the nails cleaned out by a "manly" way - using a knife
...helped the neighbors whenever they needed it
...worked in many yards
...are a pair of the strongest hands I've ever seen... or held...
.... & this hand reached for Jesus today....
I pray this hand is shaking hands of friends & family that have passed before him....
... most importantly, I pray this hand is raised to our Heavenly Father in pure worship...
Rest in peace Paps
July 25, 1922 - May 30, 2011
I think of him meeting Jesus, and all I can do is smile for you. You know for sure now, he will never know pain again!ReplyDelete
Rebecca Jo this is such a beautiful post! What a gorgeous picture of him with his hands raised in worship of the King! Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.ReplyDelete
I bet he's holding your grandmother's hand! Your picture and your words are just so beautiful, so full of love! I love that picture of his hand. What a gift you will have to remember him by - and what a heritage to pass down to your children's children! Praying preace and comfort for you. It's wobbly learning how to walk through life when people we love go on before us.ReplyDelete
That is beautiful. I hope that my Ma & Popa have met your Papaw & Gramma(there are no strangers in heaven I believe) and they are having a great time. We miss them dearly here, but what a reunion it will be one day.ReplyDelete
Many prayers are with you.
Beautiful tribute - blessings on you & your family.ReplyDelete
So beautiful! I am so sorry for your loss and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers Great big hugs!ReplyDelete
There is such a great comfort in knowing you will see a loved one again. Great post!:)ReplyDelete
My dear friend,ReplyDelete
This is one of the most beautiful post ever written.
I'm praying for you and your family RJ. I love you so.
Love and so many hugs going out to you,
such a beautiful tribute to your Paps. praying for you as you and your family grieve the loss. So thankful that you have Hope you will see him again some day!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Rebecca. Hugs and prayers during this difficult time...ReplyDelete
Well said my friend. A loving tribute. I know your heart is hurting ,and that is as it should be. We mourn our losses. But what you have written is a celebration of your Paps' life. His earthly one AND his new life in a place prepared JUST for him! Love you friend. Praying for you and for your Daddy.ReplyDelete
Beautiful RJ ~ Praying for comfort for you & family and hoping that the knowledge that he did indeed meet Jesus today brings you that peace. While the tears will flow because you will miss sharing life here with him, you know he is rejoicing in Heaven tonight & now will be waiting on you there one day. This isn't goodbye...it's just a "see you later". Love you my friend!!ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful tribute to your pawpaw. Your family is in my prayers.ReplyDelete
My sincere condolences to you and the rest of your family. It's so difficult to lose a loved one, especially one as giving and talented as your pawpaw. Really cool post about him here!ReplyDelete
Hey girl Sorry to hear but he is at peace now. Praying for your family. KellyReplyDelete
What a beautiful tribute.ReplyDelete
Your Friend, Mark
Just beautiful!! So sorry for your loss, Rebecca!!! Love you, friend!!ReplyDelete
what an amazing man he was.. Thanks for sharing this..ReplyDelete
Oh Rebecca! What an absolutely beautiful tribute to your grandfather - gave me goosebumps. I'm so sorry for your loss - I bet he's having the best time being with family and friends who've passed on before him. ((HUGZ!!))ReplyDelete
This post brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry for your loss! What a great man he seemed to be. I know you are blessed to have had him in your life. I am praying for you daily friend!ReplyDelete
I'm sitting here crying because I know how it feels to lose a pawpaw. I'm so sorry RJ. But there is definitely HOPE in seeing him again in Heaven, Praise God for that!ReplyDelete
My sweet friend...so very sorry for your loss. I know how much your heart is breaking, but try to think of the happy reunion he's having in Heaven right now! I know he's looking down on you from above with such pride. You WILL see him, again! GOD BLESS!ReplyDelete
Condolences for the passing of your Papaw. I said a prayer for him this morning at Mass, not realizing he had already passed.ReplyDelete
So beautiful. How wonderful to be loved like this. Sorry for your loss and thankful that God has prepared a place for those who love Him.ReplyDelete
Just beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes. Can you even imagine what he is seeing right at this moment? Hard to fathom. I love you, friend, and am praying for your family!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful post. I'm so sorry for your loss but wouldn't you love to be there with him to see the joy on his face as he is welcomed home by loved ones and God? AMAZING!ReplyDelete
Sending hugs and prayers to you today my friend.
Beautiful way to remember.ReplyDelete