More than a picture.

December 27, 2012

This blanket is very special to me because its made out of my Papa’s shirts. He passed away almost 3 years ago and my sweet Aunt Shelia made this blanket for my Mom. I know we will always treasure it and I will always love it. When I look at this picture I don’t see just the two of us, I see my grandfather with us and that makes me so happy! He was such a special man and he loved his grandkids so much. Not only did he love me but he also loved Peter.

One of the last conversations I had with my Papa is probably my favorite one. He was laying in bed telling Peter stories about my childhood… how he would lay out the yellow hose pipe in the back yard and we would walk "the yellow brick road” all day long while I wore my favorite red sparkly shoes or how all I had to do was poke out my bottom lip for that over priced snow globe in Gatlinburg and you bet I’d be leaving with it in my hand.
Peter’s response was simply, “oooh, that lip works for you too?” :)

I remember my heart skipping a beat while I stood there watching them talk. I knew it wouldn’t happen much more and just a few short days later he was gone. When my Papa passed away he knew in his heart that Peter would be my husband and while we stood there wrapped up in his blanket I couldn’t help but feel complete. The way my heart felt in the moment was the most pure kind of happiness I’ve ever felt and I can only thank the Lord for that.

It's still so strange to celebrate life and not have both of my Papas around but I find peace in knowing that they are with Jesus & I will see them again. 

Hope you all had a beautiful Christmas with some people you love, enjoy the rest of December! 

1 comment:

jillian said...

beautiful pictures, BEAUTIFUL post! love it!! :)

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