Saturday, April 16, 2011

Once a Grandpa, Always a Grandpa

I haven't been posting much because I am working on a *TOP SECRET* project that will be revealed on my blog soon. In the meantime, I just wanted to share with you this special photo of Naomi.
Naomi is in a stage where she gets really scared at night. I told her she didn't need to worry because my dad (grandkids called him "Big Dad") is an angel and he is alwasy watching over her. I found this framed picture of my dad and put it in her room and told her she could look at it when she was scared. About two weeks ago I found Big Dad in her bed and I took this photo. Since then, she's slept with Big Dad every night. When she's really scared she'll come down stairs to our bedroom, bringing her blanket, her bear and....Big Dad. During the day she sets Big Dad up while she is playing so he can watch her play.
My dad died 8 years ago this June, long before Naomi was born. She has no memories of him. I've always been sad that my kids never knew my dad. But in a way, I guess Naomi will have memories of Big Dad.
(By the way, I wouldnt' tell Naomi stories about angels watching over her if I didn't believe they really did.)
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8 comments:

  1. how touching. i hope you tell lots of stories about your dad. Do you have any footage of him they could watch?
    so so touching.

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  2. I love that you shared that story of Naomi. Very tender. My Dad also died before my children knew him so I know the longing of wanting to share him with my children, but it is nice that he and Gran Vivian are continuing to watch over all their kids, grandkids and great grandkids....and I wouldn't say that if I didn't believe it!!! It seems they often attend us.

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  3. So, so sweet. I'm a little misty-eyed. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Beautiful story! Thanks for sharing such a sweet story!
    On a side note, I have been watching the news and been worried about you and your family. Are you guys alright? Let us know how the storms affected you, ok?

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  5. I believe that too. I felt it was true as I read your post. Uncle Jerry, I am sure, is the best of Guardian Angels.

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