my grandfather is a very funny man. but when i think of my grandfather i remember him being the most encouraging man. he never says an unkind word or tries to put anyone down. he does not see himself as better than anyone. he always tells me he loves me. he always tells me how proud he is of me and who i am becoming. he is our biggest fan on our adoption journey. that tuesday night we went to see him in the hospital we were able to show him a picture of our soon-to-be boys and his soon-to-be great grandchildren. he just looked at them and said "ooooooh man!" and gave us a big thumbs up and a huge smile. he couldn't have been more happier.
earlier this week my grandfather went on to be with the Lord. i know right now he is sitting on a boat on some river having an amazing talk with the Lord. my grandfather is strong, healthy, and enjoying being in the presence of our Savior. i'm sad my boys will miss out on getting to spend time and know my grandfather. he would have taken them fishing. taught them how to throw washers. and all those other things grandfathers teach. but my boys will know who my grandfather was. he is missed. he is loved. but he has been given new life and a new body and i rejoice knowing that i will see him again someday soon. he is a man to remember!