Goodbye Papa

This Evening, February 28th at 5:10pm, my Grandfather, Glenn Blythe went home to be with his Lord and Savior after 87 years of abundant life. He was a wonderful Father and Grandfather. He was married to my Grandma, Helen for 63 years. They were married so young that my Grandma even lied about her age. She was 17.
They were blessed with one boy (my dad) and four girls (one set of twins among them.) He enjoyed bluegrass music, working on his house, gardening and puttering around his house and yard.
I have many memories of him but some in particular involve hot summer afternoons of picking blueberries when I was in elementary school. He used to lean down to me and whisper, "you can eat some if you want to. I don't mind." And wink. He always winked at me and smiled so big you would think he was playing a joke on you. His eyes always twinkled when he grinned. I always loved to hear him say, "Little Cindy-..." (and whatever followed.) One of his daughters (my aunt) was named Cindy, so the designation was necessary and it stuck.
He was a wonderful man who loved his wife, loved his family and loved his God. We are so sad to see him go but so happy to know how alive he must be in the presence of His Lord.

Don't let the stern look fool you. He was a big teddy bear.

Lance and I are off tomorrow morning to say goodbye and to celebrate the life of my Grandfather. Please pray that we will be able to minister to our family in the midst of this bittersweet time.


Lindsey said...

I know saying goodbye is tough and especially someone as special as he. I will definitely be praying for you. Love you girl!

Our Great Family said...

We are praying for you and your family!

E said...

I'm so sorry. You will be in our prayers.