Thursday, June 5, 2008

We love you Grandpa!

With much respect and adoration, I want to dedicate this post to my Grandpa. I am saddened to say that we lost him this past week due to ongoing heart problems. It was a hard time for both myself and my family, however, it was a time to celebrate a great man. My Grandpa was one of the hardest working men I know. He was a bee keeper and also an avid gardener at their house. We have always enjoyed the best honey there is and yummy fruits and vegetables every time we visit. It would be in the heat of the Fresno sun, and Grandpa would all of the sudden disappear for a while only to show up with bags of freshly picked produce for us!! Last year, he gave us a gallon of honey. We don't use honey all that often, and I still have more than half a gallon left. I always thought maybe it was too much, but now I will savor every last drop of it knowing that my Grandpa worked so hard right up until the end for his family. He always had a gentle smirk on his face and treated my Grandma like the "queen bee!" Whenever she would ask him what he wanted in a situation he would lovingly say, "What ever you want doll, your the boss!" He was a fairly quiet man until you entered into a one on one conversation with him in which case he would talk your ear off! He was gentle and kind, and never stopped serving others. He will be greatly missed every day. It is comforting to me that I have a great knowledge about the plan of salvation and the life here after. I know that he is in a better place and with those loved ones that went before him. I know that even though he is not physically with us, he is always in our hearts. The great examples that he set will hopefully live on through us. We miss you dearly, I love you Grandpa!!


shalin said...

I am sorry for you loss are thought and prers are with you and your family Shalin & Rick

The Murdocks said...

Oh Tiff, I am so sorry about your loss. I can't imagine how you feel right now. I'm happy that he lived a long life and you have good memories of him. Lots of love

Kristin said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa. Know that we are thinking about you and your family. Thanks for the blog update, it was nice to read a little about your grandpa.
We love and miss you.

Eric, Harmony & Skye said...

I couldn't have said it better!!