Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Our Sweet Pop




















This past Saturday we said good-bye to our sweet Pop. He was diagnosed with cancer last June. He gave it a good fight for 9 months. We will surely miss him, but we know he is in heaven with his Lord Jesus Christ. In his last few days of life he wanted to make sure all of his family was saved. I have been so blessed to have such a Godly grandfather. He has always been a devoted husband, father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather.

I know Olivia Grace probably won't remember him when she gets older, but I hope through pictures she will have some memories. I am so glad we made it to Little Rock before he died. We were able to spend a few days with him while he was somewhat alert. Olivia Grace crawled up in his bed and gave him a kiss. I know that just blessed his heart.

A few cute things OG did this week in relation to Pop: On our way to the hospital she told me that she wasn't going to kiss Pop on the mouth because he was sick. She said she would just kiss him on the cheek. Also at the visitation, every time she would walk beside Pop in the casket, she would wave and say, "hi Pop!" We have talked about Pop being in heaven and she wanted to know why Nana didn't go with him. She also said that her and Jordan were going to heaven to see Pop. The mind of a child is just so sweet.

Please continue to pray for my Nana and Dad. I know it will be so hard on them. We will all miss Pop in so many ways!

9 comments:

Annie said...

What a sweet post. Your words for him are awesome. Brought tears to my eyes and I don't even know him. My prayers are with you and your family.

Amanda said...

So sweet. I am so sorry for your loss, but it seems like Olivia Grace is taking it all in nicely. We'll say a prayer for you!

Kate said...

Thinking of you guys. :hugs:

The Slaughters said...

So sorry to hear that, Friend. We will be praying.

Scott and Stephanie said...

Leslie, I am very sorry to hear about your grandfather. Your family is in my prayers.

Circle Of Popes said...

I'm so sorry for you loss! You will continue to be in my prayers! How sweet about Olivia Grace!!

the boyd girls.... said...

Oh, so sweet! I love that Olivia Grace got to know him! We have been thinking about you and all your family... we will still keep Nana in our prayers! We love you! Let us know if we can do anything for you!

The Bertram's said...

You are lucky to have so many great pictures with him - such a sweet post. I am so sorry about your loss - but like you said He is in a great place!
Devin

Dean, Mila, Parker,& Presley said...

Og melts my heart! We are so sorry for your loss are just know we are praying for you and all of your family. Love you guys!