Any disease that can take a wonderful healthy man
and strip away every bit of vitality and strength from him
is just wrong. No one should have to die this way. No one should have to suffer that much. I hate it. At least I do have the consolation of getting to say goodbye. Knowing that my last words to him were I love you. Getting to tell him how much he means to me. Letting him know what a great father he has been.
I love Dallin’s outlook on things. When I told him yesterday that Granddaddy had passed away, Dallin immediately wanted to write him a card to put on his grave.
I love you Granddaddy. I hope you have a great time in heaven.
I love thinking of it that way. That Daddy is just going away for a while to have a great time! And I really think he will. I know he has greatly missed his own father and I know that they are very likely having a beautiful reunion right now. I have a feeling that even though we can’t see him that my dad will be watching over us. He loves his grandchildren too much to miss anything that they do :)
We will miss him so much. His quiet laugh. His simple outlook on things. His generous heart. His unfaltering belief in us. His faith in Jesus Christ. The great man he was.
For any of those who wish to attend, his funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 26th at 1:00 p.m. It will be a simple graveside service because Daddy liked things simple. It will be held at the family graveyard.