Monday, January 5, 2009

My Wonderful Grandfather

This is my papa. He has been here visiting with us for the last few weeks. Every girl has such special memories with their grandpa, this week I have new memories to add to all of the special ones that I have in my heart. New Year's Eve night he started having a hard time breathing. He got so bad that my mom had to take him to the ER. Things went from bad to worse while he was in the ER they moved him to the ICU. There his breathing still wasn't improving so then had to transport him to a bigger hospital outside of town. When we go to the hospital to be with him they told us that we needed to find out his final wishes. The doctor talked about how he really did not look good for him.

The thing is I have never known if my papa had ever asked the Lord into his heart. I had always prayed that an opportunity would arise that I would be able to minister to him and make sure that he was saved. So after the doctor left I knew in my heart that this was the time to talk to him. So I sat there at his bedside and asked him if he had ever asked Jesus to be in his heart. He said no. I wept like never before. I couldn't believe that I got the privilege to lead my grandfather to the Lord.
Papa is feeling better as I type this in his hospital room I am hearing his laugh. He should have surgery this week sometime. I have total peace though, because I know now that papa will be with me forever in heaven. I can't tell you how many people I have led to the Lord. Papa is the one that I will always remember.

1 comment:

Tracey McBride said...

Thank you for the beautiful pictures, and beautiful story, about your Papa/Grandpapa. I am so glad he's feeling better and is in our prayers.