Tuesday, February 19, 2013

one life begins and another ends.

(wrote february 15th)
my grandfather passed away early this morning.
nash and i thankfully got to go and see him one last time.  3 days after we left he passed away.
i am so thankful for the time that we got to spend with him 
and that nash got to meet his great grandpa.
although he won't remember - the pictures and the one video 
i got will be like small treasures to our family.

when we were there i couldn't help but be taken back when he was holding nash.
all i could think about was how nash has just started his life
 and how my grandpa was ending his.
nash is 180 days old.
my grandpa was 23,302 days old.

a few things that i want to remember and also remind me of my grandpa.
randy travis - we would get in his truck with him and sing till our hearts were content.
every time we went out to eat he would always order a steak and lobster tail.  every.single.time.
he had such a charismatic personality that entertained people.  he was really a hysterical guy.
when we were little all the adults would play cards for hours on end.
my brother and i would drive his golf cart all around his huge yard.
  that was heaven on earth for me when i was a kid.  pretty sure my brother feels the same way.
when he met nash his eyes lit up.  he would just stare at him with a light in his eyes.
i could tell how happy it made him that he got to meet him.
he was determined to come up with a nickname for nash.  his final choice was "mouse".

you will be missed grandpa jim.

life is too short.  make your days count.  that is what i am reminding myself of daily.


  1. :( Thinking of you during this tough time. I'm glad you have that last visit as a great memory.

  2. So glad you decided to go! Love ya

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