When I got married, I not only married my wonderful husband, but I also gained the privilege of being grafted into his family. I can honestly say that I could not be more blessed! My father-in-law was a building trades teacher in a public school system for at least 30 years . Each year the kids would build a house and auction it off at the end. He used that time not only to teach kids how to do a job and do it right, but he also gave them opportunities to learn more about Jesus if they wanted to. (After school hours, of course.) He also spent a lot of time wrestling with and working with his three sons, being a deacon at his church, and teaching adult Sunday School classes. When he retired from his teacher job, he slowed way down....NOT. He just started spending lots and lots more time helping Scott's oldest brother who is the director at a Christian camp. Finally, he and his amazing wife just up and moved there to help full time. I'm not sure how many hours he spends cutting grass, power washing, weed whacking, building, and everything else under the sun each week.
He is hard-working (and that is the understatement of a lifetime), kind, loving to everyone, playful, the best grandpa you can imagine, and the best dad and husband. All three of his sons asked him to be the best man at their weddings. Oh, and he plays piano and has been writing songs! He can barely get through singing them without tearing up, just thinking about how much He loves the Lord. He is committed to God and spending every minute he can serving Him. When I see him with the grandkids, encouraging them to give everything they have to the Lord, and giving each one of them undivided attention, letting them all know how very important they are and how much he loves them, I am just overcome with how blessed we all are to have him.
And since a picture is worth a thousand words they say... Here is our dad and grandpa. Enjoy.
Enjoying life together
Never too big...: )
Splashing with us
Helping with projects
Unveiling a big surprise...
At the zoo
Checking out something interesting
Camping and fishing together
Never complaining that these boys never lest you rest...; )
Always loving our kids
Giver of 4-wheeler rides...lots and lots of them
Helping our kids learn the importance of working hard
Father and sons working together
You're never too old to sit on Grandpa's lap
Everyone loves Grandma and Grandpa...oldest to the youngest
Still a kid at heart
Time out for fishing
Never too old to hold Grandpa's hand
Singing for Jesus
He's been a horsie, I don't know how many times...
After so many years, still happy in love
Enjoying God's creation
Dad and two of his boys
Simply the best
Sarah loves her grandpa
Cassandra does too.
Always there for us
Letting them know what is most important
No need for words.
We love this man! Thank you for praying!