Saturday, March 1, 2008


This past week I spent close to an hour typing out a blog..(ok I know what your thinking, with the speed he types that was probably one paragraph)..and i thought this would automatically save it for me. But no that would be to easy. Instead it is gone. Since I usually don't have the same flow of words in my head I am forced to start over.

Last week we had the lesson in Sunday School about Lehi last words to his children. This struck me as it has been five years since my dad passed away. It was important for him to tell each of his children what he wanted for them. He assured me that he had a testimony and wasn't concern for himself as much as he was about his children.

It got me to thinking how blessed I am. I never had a great relationship with my grandparents.

They lived far away and times were different as you all well know. I saw them rarely and letters just didn't have the same effect. I wanted my children to know their Papa as best they could.

Linda's Dad was dead when she was 4 months old and I wanted my children to know my Dad as best they could.

We sent Tamar off to the Grand-pa house when she was about two. My parents hadn't seen her for more than a year. she went again when she was about twelve. My parents have tried there best to be in my children's lives.

I am so thankfull to have the Internet so I can see pictures of my grandchildren weekly. I love video conferences with them.

I don't know what memories each of my grandchildren will have of me when I get old.(I don't ever want to grow up) I hope that I will be more than a photo to them as I don't fell I really knew my grandfather.

I am posting a picture of them. Since its the best I have.

Sorry if this was a ramble but it the blog fault as it didn't save my other way better posting.


Porter Family said...

I certainly liked Gus! I think your grandkids will always know how much you both love them and miss them. By the way, check under your posts link and you might be able to find your original one. They should automatically save while you're typing them out.

Tamar and Trevor said...

We love you Dad! I love that you are blogging and I love the old pictures. Keep them coming! Emma loves the video calls too.

Karina & John said...

Look how little and cute you were in your Dad's lap! As long as I have anything to do with it, you will always be a big part of Kelsi's life. When she is 1 or 2, how bout I send her off to stay with YOU for a week so John and I can go to Mexico? I am just trying to follow your example.

Rob & LInder said...

Send her our way anytime!!!
Now if you have a boy I mught not know what to do.