Thursday, June 11, 2009

Grandpa Z

Right around the time that Peachy was born, M's grandpa was hospitalized with a serious infection. He was in the hospital until the Lord decided to bring him to his side in heaven. M's grandpa was a very special man. He spent his life as a farmer, tinkerer, father, and grandfather. Grandpa Z lived his faith every day of his life in his own quiet way. I will always remember the day we were at grandpa and grandma's house and he actually took me on his knee and bounced me like a toddler. (Keep in mind I have only known this man in my middle and late twenties!! And that he had most of his joints replaced and lived with much pain. That was just the sort of man he was.) It makes me sad that our little one was unable to meet M's grandpa. I would have loved to have seen the smile on his face when their eyes first met.

M, Peachy, and I journeyed south for his funeral after affirmation on Sunday. What a celebration of the eternal reward waiting for all of us. We know that Grandpa Z is in heaven living a pain-free life eagerly awaiting his family's arrival there.

Here is a picture at the dinner of Grandma Z (another wonderful example of a follower of Christ) with Peachy.

1 comment:

Emily said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but so touched by this tribute. You are amazing.