Today is my dads birthday, he would have been 82. my 9 year old son drew this picture of his grandpa the day he passed away......it is how we all want to think of him, happy, and doing what he loved. happy birthday daddy, we all miss you so much.

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I bet your dad is smiling down just loving that drawing... what an amazing kid you have to draw something like that for Grandpa. my prayers are with you. I am stretching my arms out to you to give you a hug. Just remember on a sunny day...the sunshine on our face is like kisses from him. That is what my best friend said to me about my mom. and now i look forward to a sunny day. not all the time. though cuz i still miss my mom like crazy.
Thank you Stacey, I'll remember the sunny days! he sends me "clouds" sometimes......when I was a little girl, he brought me outside to show me an odd cloud formation called "mammatus" clouds, that happen after a bad storm sometimes. He was an air traffic controller and knew all about different types of clouds. I had not seen that type of cloud before, and have never seen them again in over 30 years......until this past spring. My daughter came running inside one evening after a storm, and said, "mom, you HAVE to come see these clouds! " I knew before I even walked out what they would be, and sure enough, there was a beautiful sunset, framed by these huge, swooping mammatus clouds. I know dad sent them, and since then, I have seen them 3 other times......I think it is amazing that I went all those years with never seeing them ( and I love clouds and notice them every day....I would have remembered those!) I know it something only my dad and I knew about......very special.
I will always treasure this picture my son drew.......I LOVE that he was able to immediately go past his own grief that day and grasp that his Grandpa is still in a happy place . He accepted it , and moved on......he still talks about things he and Grandpa did and shared, and he treasures the many gifts left behind- but he does it with love and whenever he talks of Grandpa, there isn't the sadness, only the joy that He left behind. I look forward to finding that place myself.........jen

Stacey said:
I bet your dad is smiling down just loving that drawing... what an amazing kid you have to draw something like that for Grandpa. my prayers are with you. I am stretching my arms out to you to give you a hug. Just remember on a sunny day...the sunshine on our face is like kisses from him. That is what my best friend said to me about my mom. and now i look forward to a sunny day. not all the time. though cuz i still miss my mom like crazy.

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