I have kept silent the last couple of days trying to process it all and trying to plan going home to Oklahoma for a few days. On Monday night my Grandpa went home to be with Jesus.
This is by far the hardest loss I have had. This man was my saving grace growing up. He was so much more than my grandfather, he was the most wise, giving, respected and Godly man I have ever met. He was not only the closest thing I had to a father growing up, he was my best friend and ultimate hero.
I know many of my friends met him through the years because I was so proud to introduce him to everyone. And I know he was special to you all as well. He had no enemies, no fear and no regrets. He is the person that I wish everyone had the privilege of meeting. He shaped the very depth of who I am. Almost every good part of me I credit to him. I can’t put into words what this loss feels like, however I don’t want to focus on the loss but his words that I always carry with me. So, here are a few of his favorite words that I hope you will learn from as well. “The three most important things to learn to do in life is Give, forgive and overcome.” “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” “Always give me the truth and I’ll put a handle on it.” “When you really step back and look at your life, you realize that you wouldn’t trade it with anyone else.” This is barely touching on the amount of wisdom he carries. But I hope these words are something you will carry with you as well. So much love to you all.