Today would have been my Grandpa's birthday. Any other year, I would be calling him this afternoon, telling him how HAPPY I was that we were celebrating HIS BIRTHDAY! He would respond in his boisterous, robust, cheerful, excited voice, letting me know how pleased he was that I called.
But that isn't going to happen today because he went to heaven this spring, which I've haven't shared that with you all yet. I miss him so much and I really just want to hear his voice. I have some voice mails from him saved on my phone but I can't listen to them just yet.
Our family had planned to take a road trip up to visit him on his birthday this year and I already bought party supplies, since I'm a party girl. When I spotted these Coca Cola papergoods, I knew they would be perfect for his birthday. He worked for Coca Cola and loved it too! Since we're not there having a little coke party for him, our little family five will go on a Sunday picnic and talk about our fun times with Grandpa.
In memory of my grandpa and for his birthday today, I wanted to share something intimate to my heart:
a video clip from our wedding (12 years ago!). This was the prayer, blessing, and proclamation of the two pastors who married us: my Grandpa and our hometown pastor.
My grandpa married us and he also married my parents.
I was married in the same church my parents were.
How cool is that?
Our Wedding Blessing ~Chris & Lisa~
I have a lot more I would love to share with you about my grandpa, who I love like crazy! I don't know when I'll be able to, but hopefully soon, because I want others to feel the rippling blessing of who he was.
I love you Grandpa, happy birthday.