Saying Goodbye for Now

I know I’ve haven’t posted for awhile. That’s because last week my wife and I loaded up our two kids to make the drive from Dallas, TX to Albuquerque, NM to say goodbye to my Grandpa. Or as I knew him, Pa. He passed away at the age of 76.

He knew God and had lived a long life. I had the privilege of officiating his memorial service. As Christians we now death is not something to be feared. I’ll miss him. I’m sad my kids won’t know him as I did. But I know that he is in heaven worshiping God and cheering us on. I know if he had the choice he wouldn’t come back because heaven is that much better. I know that one day I’ll see him again in heaven. I know this because that is what the Bible says so. It’s in these hard times that we walk by faith and not by sight.

Two neat things happened there:
1) I got to spend some time with Pa’s sisters. He was close to them but I only met them a few times. It was neat to hear stories of him growing up and his life before he was my Grandpa.
2) AA and God changed Pa’s life. He stayed active in AA and helped people break free from the destructive habits they fell into. It was neat to see 50-75 people from AA show up at his memorial. It was even better to hear the stories of the impact he made on their lives.

That’s where I’ve been and what I’ve been walking through. I hope to get back in the routine of posting more.

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August 9, 2007. Uncategorized.

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