Sunday, September 7, 2008

Papa Jack

Papa Jack left us on Friday night. He had a blood infection that ended up shutting down his system.

Papa and I were very close! I will cherish the many memories I have of him. In particular: the denim overalls he wore everyday as he cared for his farm animals, the many tractor rides we took, fishing in his ponds, swimming in his pool, his wild stories from WWII, his undying love for my Granny, and his adoration of my son - which he nicknamed...BRAT!!! He taught me so many things and I believe he and I share many personality traits! I am so grateful we had him in this world for 86 years, but it is never a good time to lose your papa!

To add to my memories, I was able to be with him as he took his last breath, which I will never forget.

I know you are in Heaven now, but we sure miss you down here!

Please pray for my family!