Friday, March 16, 2012

Requiescat in Pace

My Grandpa passed peacefully from this world into the loving embrace of his heavenly Father late last night.  Among the many blessings in his nearly 93 years of life were my Nana, to whom he was married for 63 years; 9 children; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  He was one of the kindest men I've ever known, living his life in perfect imitation of the quote popularly attributed to St. Francis of Assisi:  "Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.”  A host of angels and saints must have surely rejoiced in greeting him upon his arrival home!   We love you, Grandpa, and look forward to the day we can see you again in our Father's glorious kingdom! 


Blair said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your grandpa. Prayers for his soul and for all who grieve his passing. May he rest in peace!

Jamie Jo said...

OH, Melissa, it's so hard to lose someone who has always been there. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May perpetual light shine upon him.