Thursday, September 23, 2010

Grandpa Leon

I've waited awhile to write this post because...well...seems like there's been so much loss in our family lately, I've been dreading facing the reality of it.  Besides, I don't want this to turn into a blog about grief.  Last month I lost my darling grandpa...Leon Forrest Waldron.  He lived 92 blessed years on this earth and is now with our Heavenly Father.  I was just printing up some pictures for my cousins, two of his first grandchildren, and they're so adorable that I thought I'd share them.

Grandpa Leon & Cousin Kymmie

Wasn't he handsome?!  He was the dearest, sweetest, gentlest soul.  To be honest, I wish I had known him better.  He was always the quietly loving, hardworking, kind grandpa who spent time creating in his workshop and was always quick to do whatever my grandma asked of him.  I'll always miss his "Hello, hello" greeting as we walked through the door of their home...the way he called me "darlin" and gave me big smooches even when the alzheimer's had progressed and he probably didn't really know who I was anymore...just his sweet presence.  

Grandpa Leon & Cousin Mark

Looking forward to seeing you again someday Grandpa!