"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."
~ John 14:1-3
"On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame; And I love that old cross where the dearest and best for a world of lost sinners was slain. So I'll cherish the old rugged cross till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross and exchange it some day for a crown."
A week ago, we said goodbye to my beloved Grandpa, and we miss him dearly. He was my Pappy and the girls' Papa Z. He was my mom's Daddy, and he was a faithful man who loved his family and the Lord. In a most beautiful and moving service, we celebrated a humble man who was loved, respected, and appreciated by so many. With five children, thirteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren (two more on the way), he had always hoped to see his family fill the church pews. On that bright, windy Friday afternoon...we did. And we sang, we cried, we took comfort in the promise that he was in glory with our Savior and Lord and the love of his life ♥ my cherished Grandma.
"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
~ Romans 8:38 &39
I am so thankful for every precious moment we had with him, the memories I cling to, and the legacy he leaves behind.
I just want to thank each and every dear friend for your thoughts, prayers, and sweet comments. I have not had a chance to respond to each one, but I want you to know that they meant so much to me, and I'm so grateful! Have a blessed and beautiful weekend!