My Grandpa still lives in our lives and still impacts us!
He was always there for each of us and never was too busy to talk to you! He was always doing things for other people and not worrying about himself! He was a very Godly man who didn't just talk it but lived it!
This rose is from my grandpa...yes he may have died 3 years ago but his roses come up every year to remind us of a wonderful man that the Lord allowed us to have.
He worked for a fertilizer plant and knew every kind of plant and tree and just what to do to them to keep them alive. I remember our family helping him pull out tree stumps on the family farm and he had a spray bottle in his hand. He told me to walk with him and as we would pass weeds he would spray it with his heavy duty chemicals and tell me not to touch it because that is what gave him cancer. That day I didn't realize how fast a life can go! Every time I walk past the roses growing next to his house...it reminds me of the man my grandpa was: loving, caring, encouraging, Godly, selfless, and much more!
This flower may be dead and has been since January 31, 2008, but I am so glad that even though the life of a flower is beautiful for a short time and eventually dies and will never be a beautiful blooming flower again...
...the physical life will someday die but the eternal life inside will always be in bloom. Someday we will see Grandpa again and it will be far more beautiful than a blooming rose!
Tonight we went to the DeWitt/Haslett football game. They are conference rivals and DeWitt has won for six years in a row. My aunt and uncle from Charlevoix were down so we had a family get tailgate.
I didn't get a picture of it but we had a huddle to pray...got to always stick with the theme. :)
Our cousin, Abby...she is second to the youngest of us grandkids.
Grandpa and Dad talking about football!
David and Uncle Rick...not sure what they are talking about? :) Notice David's shirt! We told part of our family that are Notre Dame fans that we are friends today and enemies tomorrow! (the Notre Dame/Michigan game is tomorrow)
Three of the cousins: Gracie, Rachie, and Abby
Three of the sisters and grandma (not talking about football! :)
Susan and Grace
Of course Big David and the cousins have to get a football game going or run some plays! :)
Sorry about the video...I only had my phone. It was really loud anyways but the reactions are fun to look at :) This is the beginning of the game when the band played the fight song and players entered the field.
This is the second to last touchdown. We lost the ball on the 20 yard line with 4 minutes to go. Haslett scored a touchdown with 2 minutes left. The score 20 to 20 we made it to the 5 yard line with 20 seconds left and scored leaving 11 seconds to play. Haslett throws on the first down and we intercepted it and ran it in for a touchdown. 33-20!!! What a game!