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.