My grandparents, Grandpa Dave and Grandma Lila are now together in heaven in peace, whole in mind, body and spirit. I sit here in their old house and remember so many memories.
I remember Grandpa sitting in the red chair dozing off to and episode of MASH ( a show my mom didn't want us watching). When someone said he was sleeping he would say " I'm just resting my eyes".
I remember many sleep overs with grandma and not being able to fall asleep because we would get the giggles about something and laugh until we cried.
I remember watching grandma effortlessly clean the kitchen and wash the counter top with a soapy clothe. Every time I wipe that same counter top, a vision of her flashes through my mind. I will miss these old orange counter tops.
I remember grandpa saying "Stacy honey" what do you think about this scripture, or some deep question I could never have an answer for.
I remember going for family walks and grandma, Katie and I laughing so hard about the sign that said "Slow children at play". I loved grandma's laugh!
I remember grandma humming and whistling a tune in her beautiful voice. Why didn't I get those genes?
I remember grandma and grandpa taking in a foster child. She was a handful but they had such generous hearts. They gave so much to everyone they knew.
I remember grandpa and all his money jokes. He always hoped for money, but the only thing he would ever do with it would be to give it away. Every time I asked if I could get him something he would say "A million dollars".
I will never forget grandpa's last wish was that ALL his grandchildren would LOVE JESUS.