Monday, May 10, 2010

Papaw's Truck

For any of you that may have passed our home in the past month, you may have seen an old farm truck. It is Papaw's truck and Matt brought it home from Bossier since it wasn't being used. Jake declares it his "ship" and plays on it for hours and sometimes lets his sister join in. I want to share a sweet story that happened Saturday morning:

We were headed out to Lincoln Parish Park and Matt had gone to run an errand in Papaw's truck. He called me and asked me to pull in to the Chevron(sorry for those of you not familar with Ruston but it really doesn't matter in the long run) on Hwy 33. So we pulled in and I told them that Daddy had a surprise on the back on Papaw's truck for them. They were getting impatient just about the time I saw Matt. So I preceded to tell them "LOOK! I see Papaw's truck!!!" When they spotted it, Landry Grace started yelling "He's not sick, he's not sick!". To which I replied, "whose not sick?". Then I realized that she thought it was Papaw in the truck. can imagine the feelings that went through my mind. This 2 year old knows so much more than we give her credit for. Although the memories may fade to Jake and LG, we are doing our best to keep Papaw's memories alive. Thank you Lord for this sweet gesture that made me tear up all morning. Her sweet spirit reminds us that YES, he isn't sick ANYMORE because he is up in heaven with our Lord. He is totally healed of any sickness and YES we will see him again.

Love you Papaw!


the Jennings secede from the South said...

That makes me teary. Sweet story- thank you for sharing!

Lora said...

Made me teary too! I am SO looking forward to the day that I am with Jesus and am surrounded by His glory.

Halls said... sweet!

BriGaal said...

your comment on my blog made me laugh :) your kids are still sooo cute. I don't know how many times I could say this as a comment, but everytime I read your updates I think this!