A few days after New Year's our sweet "Old Pappa" went home to be with Jesus. This man was a blessing to every person who had the privilege of knowing him. He was full of gentleness, kindness, patience...such a loving man. Bella calls my dad Pappa so she decided that Gaga's daddy should be called "Old Pappa." =) He sure loved his family...children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will sure miss him so much but his legacy will live on in the next generation. I am forever grateful for the father he was to Pappa Chip and ...who then went on to be an amazing father to Jeremy...and now Jeremy is living out what he experienced.
Last summer we were able to enjoy a special lunch with Old Pappa and Mrs. Carolyn. I will always cherish this sweet picture since it was the last time we were with him.
Although we were sad that Old Pappa was no longer with us, we sure enjoyed our time with She-She at her house! The kids loved playing with all her fun toys and eating all her yummy food! Bella certainly enjoys sleeping in She-She's big bed with her and playing dress up in all the fun clothes!
After the service, we stopped by to love on Grandma Smith. She is struggling with Alzheimer's and is completely bed-ridden. We were thankful to have the opportunity to hug her neck and sing her some sweet songs.