Wednesday, November 18, 2009

funny boys!

i love how Owen looks at Noah. I love how when Noah walks in the room Owen's face lights up. And Noah loves his brother and is so sweet with him. so sweet. We love to see them make each other laugh!

Monday, November 09, 2009

My Dad

My Dad and Mom :)
My Dad and I snuggling :)
I took this picture a few days before he died

Today is November 9th. November 9th, 1996 is a day i will never forget. It changed me and my family life forever. I remember that morning pretty well. God was preparing me for my father's death for a few weeks. I could write a 20 page blog about all the things that God did to prepare my heart for what was about to happen. But i will tell you that he gave me His peace. And it has still not left me to this day. My Dad was an amazing man of God. He would pray every morning before he left to go to work. It would be 5am and he was literally on his hands and knees praying each day. He worked 3 different jobs and drove the crappy of crappiest cars to provide for our family. He had the best sense of humor- the best! He was such a teaser all the time. He would dance down the isles of the grocery store and embarrass the heck out of me. :) His death brought a lot of people closer to the Lord. Including me. His death brought people to come to know the Lord. Including my Grandmother (his mom). He impacted so many through his life and death. At his funeral a chef and several of the workers of my Dad's favorite waffle house came. He was one of a kind.
My heart breaks that Chris cannot know him. My Dad would have loved Chris as another one of his sons. He would think Chris was just the greatest. When i think about my Dad and how in love he would be with Noah and Owen it always brings me to tears. He would have been an amazing Grandpa. I have a feeling he would have wanted to move in with us because he couldn't get enough of them. One day...he will get to meet my family and it will be an incredible day.
I have so much to say about my Dad, his death, and how it has changed my life. Thank you Lord for blessing me and Corey with 15 years with my Dad. Thank you for blessing my Mom with many years married to him. We will forever love and miss you Dad.