Tuesday, December 18, 2007

In Loving Memory

This blog is dedicated to our loving grandfather and great-grandfather who died of cancer on December 5, 2007.

The above photo is of Granddaddy or GG on Father's Day of this year. He was an avid Gamecock fan and always wore a hat.

Thanksgiving Day- Lilly loving on GG who was so tired. He always had his glasses and a pen in his shirt pocket. Lilly always loved to get in his lap to play with them.

My grandparents had just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on November 14, 2007. That was 5 days after he was diagnosed with cancer that had spread to the liver. This picture was taken Thanksgiving Day- his last holiday with us.

November 18, 2007- Granddady with his only grandchild, his "Jannie -girl". I had almost forgotten that he used to call me that because he hadn't called me that nickname in years. I'm so thankful that he called me that just recently during his illness.
GG was always known as Granddaddy to me when I was a little girl. When his first great- granddaughter, Shelby could talk, she named him GG. He was such a special man and a wonderful grandfather. He would do anything for me and he always did it from his heart. When I lived with him and my grandmother during high school, he would have my car warmed up for me on cold winter mornings. He would bring me lunch to school and give our football team police escorts to the big rival game every year. He would always tell me not to speed- he was a police officer for 36 years! I could go on and on! He was simply all a grandfather could possibly be and yet so much more. I miss him so much already.

Lilly and GG- how grateful I am that they had almost 7 months together. I know that Lilly will not remember GG, but I also know that GG will never forget Lilly. Lilly had learned to say "GG" so well. She had even begun putting 2 words together. One of her first 2 word sentences was "bye-bye GG". He loved her so much, and she adored him as well.
We will always love you GG. We are happy that you are with Jesus and that you are not hurting anymore.


Cyndi said...

What a great post for GG. I am so sorry that you and your family have had to go through this at the holidays but we know that GG is much better and in no pain. I hope you have a great Christmas with your Grandmother she is lucky to have all of you.

Bobby and Jennifer Barbee and family said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a lovely tribute to your GG. Thank you for showing me how to make his tea. Now we all call it GG tea !!! Our prayers are with you during this holiday season. We love you all.
Jen for the Barbee Bunch

Sharon said...

Sending love and hugs to all of you as you remember GG during Christmas.


Rebecca and Danny said...

I know today is a very hard day for all of you. What great pictures you have though to remember GG by.
love, Rebecca

Gracie said...

I am truley sorry for the death your family has suffered. You are in my prayers...those pictures are priceless though.