It has been one year since Grandad went to live with Jesus. So many of us miss him so much, but there is great comfort and peace knowing where he is and who he's with. Our family will never be the same without him...Thanksgiving and Christmas were especially hard as Grandad's big blue chair was conspicuously empty. Gran's strength and grace amaze and inspire me. She presses on and keeps busy, all while learning to live without her partner of 60 years. I am sad, but so thankful for the gift of family and my Grandad's legacy. He will never be forgotten, and will always be so very loved.
P.S. This picture is of Goliath (at 17 months) with Grandad. My husky, laughing grandfather crawling in this box-fort with my son is one of my sweetest memories.