Anddddd no that's not my son.
Most adorable kid in the entire world🌎
Plz don't grow so fast when I'm abroad🙏
I love you so much even tho we're not related😘
Today is Grandpa J's birthday!! Yep, his 84th.
And we're so thankful for all the years we've had with him. All the things we've been through together..
If you only knew how much he's done for us around here. The storytelling and cribbage games. The loyal support and wise advice. The faithful care for his wife in her agonizing journey through Alzheimer's.
I came to see Dad earlier this week, my heart so heavy I could hardly walk next door. His eyes filled with tears just looking at me -- his compassion for me ran so deep.
He told me he'd been up at 4:00 am praying over those things that were weighing on me now. And I felt better already, knowing he was lifting up my burdens in the small, dark hours like that.
You think he'd be up praying for himself - being on hospice and all - but there he was praying for us instead.
Not many people end their days in this way. Thinking of others and not themselves. Being brave and strong although every breath is an effort. Not complaining although in constant pain.
But that's Dad.
He is such an example of faithfulness, endurance, and a strong fighter--of the very best kind.
Happy birthday, Dad!! We love you. ❤️ ___