We travelled to Chicago from Colorado for his funeral, which is today. It is hard to say goodbye, but I am so thankful that he has a new body, and is in heaven with his Lord and Savior, JESUS! We will see him again one day in heaven. There is a comfort in knowing that, with strong conviction, he is living in the glory and splendor of God.
On Saturday before we left home, I went to my parents' home in town and found old pictures of him, with my Grandma, and with my mom, me and my two older kids. I am sad that my two younger girls never got to meet him. Here are some of the pictures that I found...
My Grandpa & Grandma at my parents' wedding-- 1966.
Their 50th anniversary-- 1988...
My Grandpa holding Caleb and rocking while singing a song in Dutch. Caleb looked at him like, "What are you saying?"
My Grandpa holding my oldest daughter Rebekah, me, my mom and Caleb-- 4 generations! (Taken about 10 years ago)
My older brother Dave and my Grandpa wearing matching hats-- looking so cool! This one shows his sense of humor. : - D
(King David) He died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth and honor. His son Solomon succeeded him as king.
They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green,
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.