I didn't post this picture before because my eyes are closed, I don't think the picture is flattering of me, and other self-absorbed reasons. I don't care anymore because Papaw passed away a few hours ago. Thankfully, he merely laid down, and when a nurse checked on him 10-15 minutes later, he was with our Lord Jesus.
I now love this picture. My eyes are closed because I was laughing. Papaw always wanted me to sit in his lap every time we visited. He wanted me to sit on his lap during this very trip when I was 31 years old. I laughed because he pulled me down into his lap and held on tight, surprisingly strong for a 93-year-old man. I love this man. He was the Godliest man I knew. I will miss him every day. I will miss his songs. I will miss his jokes and innocent flirting with waitresses while speaking Spanish. I will miss his Bible readings during every Christmas family gathering. I will miss at least 100 other things that I cannot possibly write at the moment. But I will see him again on the far-side banks of Jordan. I will worship Jesus for all eternity right along with Papaw and all the saints - glorious even through my tears.
Posted by jenni at 5:24 PM