"Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"
Eph 5:25

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Your Grandfather Is Speaking.

Listen up, kids!  Your grandfather is speaking. 

He always got up early - long before the family.  He had breakfast and went to work before we were aware it was morning. 

He made sure there was food on the table and clothing on our backs.

He paid his bills, and sometimes ours, too.

He took us on wonderful vacations that didn't cost very much.  We swam and played.  We rode all the rides and cooked bacon over a fire.

Dinner out was an "all dressed up" affair. 

He patched up our scrapes and our bicycles.

Christmas was a wonderland of toys and surprises.

Valentines Day meant little heart-shaped boxes of candy for all of us.  And a big box for Mom.

He was Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.  He was also the Tooth Fairy.

The animals chose him as their favorite.  So did the grandchildren.

He helped everyone in any way he could.  It didn't matter what time it was or how long it took.

He's gone now, and yet he lives on in me and in each of you.

So, listen up, kids!  Your grandfather is speaking.

1 comment:

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