Yesterday was my dear maternal Grandfather's birthday. He is a sweet man of God who unfortunately suffers from Parkinsons and Dementia. However, his legacy lives on.
My Grandfather has been there through thick and thin. He's provided for not only his immediate family, but his extended family when circumstances arrived. He gave up peaceful vacations to take along squirmy grandkids, all on his own dime. He graciously took his granddaughters to the mall and put up with their silliness to buy them new garments and/or toys so they wouldn't feel left out at school. He would take out his entire extended family for dinner just so we could all be together. His home was always open. Even though his mind is being ravaged by this disease, he still enjoys the sight of his great-grandchildren (9 on earth, and 5 in Heaven that we know of).
He helped friends and church without complaint or hesitation.
He was a wonderful husband to his dear wife who now cares for him in their home.
He worked hard, but still enjoyed life.
Now, he is trying to peacefully pass his latter years, knowing he is slipping away. Yet, he focuses on Christ Jesus and looks forward to being home.
His legacy lives on. He had 3 daughters. Those 3 daughters went on to have a total of 10 children. All are Christians. What a blessing!
I love you, Grandpa!