I take tremendous comfort in knowing that he's reuniting in heaven with Grandma and enjoying
17 kisses with his beloved wife, who he shared 67 blessed years with.
Grandma and Grandpa on their wedding day
Grandpa was like our own energizer bunny, rebounding from illnesses and health issues for years. But before then, he was full of energy, working on his own farm well into his 70s.
He was the strong, quite type (perhaps because he had a hard time getting a word in edgewise with Grandma, who loved to talk ;). Even though he was a man of few words, we all knew that...
He loved the Lord.
He loved Grandma.
And he loved his family....
(not to mention dry roasted peanuts and making homemade applesauce, which he asked to make even in his last days).
Grandpa will always have a special place in my heart, not only because of the man he was, but also because he shared a special birthday trifecta with my Daddy and son.
We'll miss you Grandpa...give Grandma a kiss for me ;)