Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Missing the Man (My Cowboy Papa)
Today I am not thinking of paper, ink, and stamps... Today is reserved for thoughts of one of the greatest man in my life. My precious Papa.. I had my grandpapa for 37 years, and I know I am very fortunate to have him that long.. The memories are endless, the visual thoughts of ice cream, cowboy hats and fast rides in his car run through my thoughts and dreams. I have said my goodbyes but his memory and legacy continue in all my families lives. He was a godly man who never met a stranger, and the years I watched him usher at his church I realized he was "Jesus" with skin on. He loved and he loved well. Now, he may not have always been that way, but God did a work on him, and he grew into the man God wanted him to be. I was in an accident to years ago, and had to stay at their house for 3 weeks while I underwent physical therapy. He was also there to make sure I didn't fall, and would tuck me in and tell me how sorry he was that I was in so much pain. He would let me leave his house without washing my car windows, and to this day I tease Dale that "Grandpa wouldn't let me leave with all those bugs on my window.." He was a good man, maybe a great man, but most of all he was a saved man. A man that God welcomed with open arms, and said "We'll done thou good and faithful servant" . I can only strive to love God and others as he did, and I was always comforted by the thought that he and grandma prayed every morning for all of us.. He will be missed and I can't wait for the day I get to hug him again!!!