What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The last Grand

I got the chance to take a caravan to go see my Opa recently. My mom, her brother, my sister and I all piled into Mom's 15 passenger for the day with a select few children.

There is only so much room in a vehicle, even if it is almost a bus, so only my oldest and youngest were able to make the trip with me this time.

A few pictures from that happy day, now almost a month past.

With Opa being the last of the Grands for Matt and I, each visit is made all the more special... and important.

The last of a generation, hanging on by a thread and a very good-natured smile.


JanMary @ www.janmary.com said...

Lovely memories - great to see the generations interacting and enjoying eachothers company.

LOVE the perspective of the 3rd photo!

Anonymous said...

Do you have a picture of your Opa, your parents, Matt & yourself and all your children ? If not, may I recommend you do so. I have one like that with my kids and one when I was a baby with my great grandmother. I barely remember my great grandma and my grandparents are no more, but I still smile when I see that picture.

Teresa said...

What great memories you have made! I love that scene with the family on the porch. Makes me Miss my Grand Dad after seeing these. He used to call me Half-Pint and told me he could fit me in my back pocket! Thanks for sharing!!

Lana said...

sweet pictures :)
my husband and i are blessed to have a lot of our grandparents alive still, and one great grandma each. we have 2 sons - how many kids have 2 great great grandmothers? i have pictures with five generations :) trying to remember to treasure the moments, because although i still feel so young and it seems like life willgo on like this forever - after all my gramma joyce, and hubby's Memaw, have been around always.... it won't be too long that we still have them.

abigail said...

My last grandparent died when I was in college, and so I'm thankful for John's great-grandma. A treasure.

It's hard to think on the passing of loved ones from this place to the Next, but praise God for precious moments enjoyed and the hope of those to come! I always love to see the pictures you and Elizabeth share of your children with Opa. His smile shines from the screen so true and real.