Monday, November 22, 2010

My Runnin Around Buddy

If you have been following Ninny's Notebook in the last year you know that we lost our dad a year ago today.  So much has happened in the last year since his passing. The birth of a new grandchild, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and other family events, all without having him there to celebrate. I miss his sweet smile and his teasing and I never went anywhere without him. He was my runnin buddy. All I had to do was call him and ask him if he'd like to go. I saw him everyday. I'd pick him up to go to church and he'd always ask me without fail, "Do I look alright?"  In other words, do my clothes match. Evidently, my mother had him change more than once before he could walk out the door!  When we lost my dad I grieved all over again for my mother. It finally hit me that my sister and I were orphans. The two people who were so much a part of our lives are gone.

Through it all, I know that they are together again and wouldn't want to come back to this life because they are where they want to be the most. They both were faithful servants of Christ to the end and are now rejoicing with others in Heaven. So today, more than any other day, I am thankful for God blessing my sister and I with loving parents who raised us to love God and keep His commandments. 

This post is in loving memory of my dad, aka, Granddaddy.
1921-2009

8 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh such a precious, loving post. I do understand so much. I remember loosing my mom and then my dad later and I have never felt so alone in my life. I was also blessed with loving, caring and wonderful parents. I think that is the Blessing God gave to both of us. Bless you on this day. Hugs, Marty

Gloria said...

With everything I have heard about him through Liz and yourself, he sounds like he was the most wonderful guy around!!!!! You were blessed!

Out Back said...

Such a love tribute to your dad (& mum). Bet you do miss them terribly...

Carol said...

I understand your loss of both parents. My mother died 12 years ago & my daddy 10 years before. It seems the older I get the more I miss them. What sweet assurance to know I'll see them again.

Hugs,
Carol

Vee said...

This touched my heart... we only grieve because we miss them and we miss them because we love them. Thank you for letting me know that you read the link I posted yesterday. It came to me just when I needed it most and was too good not to share. I'm so glad that you found it helpful, too.

Ninny said...

Hugs....what a hard week this has been.

Sis

Oklahoma Granny said...

Beautiful post.

Blessings to you and your family.

countryliving said...

Such a wonderful post.
Amazing parents who raised
wonderful kids.