June 25, 2010

Moving on...

Brent's grandpa died last week.  It was hard to have him gone so fast.  We thought we had more time with him.  He was ready to go and be back with his sweet wife though.  He was ready to move on.  A few special scriptures I want to remember that he had written down:  "Perfect love casteth out all fear"  "The Lord is my shepard, he leadeth me to lie down in green pastures... though in the threat of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me"

Even though he wasn't my grandpa I always called him Grandpa because he felt like mine.  He was also so interested in our lives.  He asked such good questions.  He was genuinely interested in knowing, it wasn't just for conversation. I miss him already.  I only got to know him for the last 3 years.  Brent spent so much time with his grandpa and grandma as he grew up.  You could say they were like his second parents.  A lot of the good decisions he has made in his life were a result of his grandpa's influence on him. 
Grandpa and Grandma always lived in a way that would make them worthy to be with their children who died at birth. We want to follow the example they set and always strive to live worthy to be with our loved ones again someday. Grandpa we will miss you...until we meet again.

Grandpa was a military veteran and as such had a special military ceremony at his graveside.  It poured rain right during the ceremony.  It was really quite dramatic.




Shortly after the ceremony was over the sun came out and it was beautiful.  Such a random time for a thunderstorm on a beautiful June day.  Good memories though.


Christa said...

Dear Sarah,
You can say that it was odd for it to rain on such a sunny,
and beautiful day!


Joe and Raylene said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is always hard losing someone we love. It is a good reminder of how wonderful the plan of salvation is and how much we rely on Heavenly Father for everything that we have and are.