Wordless Wednesday - Grandpap

Today, again, is not so wordless. 

This is a tribute to my sweet father-in-law who passed away May 17, 2013.

Yes, 2 weeks after my mother passed away.

Things have been a little hard around here.

The good news is that we had my daughter's wedding June 2....

But I put my camera down for the wedding. Literally. Down. No where near me. I wanted to enjoy the day completely. So I'm waiting for the photographer's shots just like everyone else.

Maybe next week I'll have those to share. (With permission of course!)

But here's my father-in-law doing what he loved most. Golfing.

Well, putting to be technical.

With his three sons.

This was the weekend of May 11 when the family gathered to celebrate his 83rd birthday.

We're thankful to have memories of his joy of playing with his three sons.

Dearest Pap Pap,

I miss you.

Saying, "Happy, happy, happy!" while clapping your hands together.

Calling me "Baby".

You finished the race well. Your thankfulness to God for a wonderful life shone in your eyes.

Thank you for being in our lives.

Love, Mary

If you think of us and want to pray for us, we would be grateful.

And I truly hope you each have a wonderful Wednesday. 

Tell someone you care about that you love them. Give someone else you love a hug.  

Count each day a blessing. 


  1. So sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute!

    1. Thank you. He was a precious man. We miss him.

      Have a wonderful day!

  2. Mary, what a precious tribute. I didn't know your father-in-law, but I do know his precious daughter-in-law and I know how precious she is. I'm continuing to hold you up in prayer as you go through this time. I'm here if you need me. Love you, sweet friend!

    1. Thanks Jamie. I appreciate your prayers and encouragement!

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    1. Thank you. I love your artwork. It is just beautiful!

  4. That was a very sweet post! I'm sorry for your loss of two important family members in such a short space of time. Sending a prayer your way.

    Congratulations on your daughter's wedding! June 2 is my eldest daughter's birthday. :)


    1. Thanks Christina! Prayers are appreciated!

      The wedding was beautiful!!

      Have a great day!

  5. A lot of major events in the last few weeks--some sad and others exciting (the wedding). I love the tribute you wrote to your father-in-law. Praying for you and your family.

    1. Thanks for the prayers Ellen! We greatly appreciate them.

  6. I love you! And if I were there, I would give you a big hug. ;)

  7. A beautiful tribute :) I'm sorry you've suffered such loss but congratulations on the upcoming wedding!

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•`¤... Jennifer
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    1. Thanks Jenn! We were glad to get the families together for a happy occasion!

  8. Sorry for your loss.

    1. Thank you Joyce. Congrats on your nephew.

  9. So sorry for your loss!

    Sending hugs and prayers your way! (((((hugs)))))

  10. Lovely tribute! I am so sorry for your loss. *hugs and happy memory sparkles*

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