Friday, May 7, 2010

All the way in Iowa

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Looks like it was practically my birthday in this picture above! Just a year ago we were together. Juju and I so enjoyed our visit. Grandpa made us breakfast as he does for Grandma everyday. What an honor.
My mom tells me that when she was born, Grandpa was a preacher. He still memorizes Scripture constantly along with my Grandma. Both are able to whip out the perfect Scripture, in King James Version no less, at the perfect time, in a perfectly loving way. He is active in his church ministering in innovative ways door to door. Below are stacks of Bible verses and evangelism questions and answers to help people come to know Christ.
My Grandpa makes the best duckie sounds ever, and is famous for his funny sounds - suck in and say, "Oh-whoa-whoa-whoa"...oooh, not bad, but he can do it better. He LOVES the Cardinals and playing Dominos with good friends. He has a gorgeous singing voice and sings solos in church.

Grandpa and his father
He's a man of mystery, every time I visit him, I learn something new about his life. Like the fact that he grew up on a horse farm! He worked as a cook in the Marines during the Korean War. He worked as a security guard for a while and worked in heating and cooling for a while. There's so much I still have to learn about him. We have always lived far apart from each other, which has made us sweethearts. Always wanting to be closer to each other.

Knowing how much Grandpa loves to share Christ with people, I helped him set up his very own blog. He was a little shy at first, perhaps daunted at the possibility of so many people possibly reading his thoughts, but he's found a way to make it his own. His children and grandchildren are notified whenever he posts to the blog, which is usually a monthly Bible verse that he and Grandma are memorizing. He has also shared his personal testimony and other stories of interest on there, so check it out!

He's a man of few words, but his legacy is clear, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself." Luke 10:27

We love you, Grandpa, and hope you had a very happy birthday!


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your Grandpa!!!
(I wonder if he would answer my stack of biblical questions?? Of course, I ponder these things at the most in-opportune times, and fail to write them down) :)

richardclyde said...

Thanks for the pictures and comments on some of my life.I didn't remember the one with my Dad. They all brought good memories.You do such a good job on posting things.The memorizing of scriptures helps me a lot from sinning.Thanks again it was very special. Love you all very,very much!Grandpa V.