This is just an outlet for me, to be able to get my thoughts out! I am a Woman, Wife and Mommy that also works outside the home! Just me trying to make it all work for the best for my family and myself! Just my journey!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Belated Birthday Papaw!

Better late than never.
Papaw is one of the Good Guys! He has been an awesome father-in-law to me and an awesome Papaw!
He is one you can always count on! Especially if your his family. He takes family very serious and has protected all of us in the family, one way or another! His prayers are the most protection anyone could ask for!
Papaw has been a true blessing to our family! He has taught us how to love unconditionally and how to laugh out loud!
He does enjoy teasing and having a good time! And when you realize he is teasing all you can do is laugh!
I listen to my hubby talk of his childhood and what an awesome father he was to him. He coached Larry's teams and Larry always felt loved! He instilled good morals and life skills in Larry.
He has been supportive to both Larry and I, in our marriage and in our lives individually! Encouragement is something he has given freely, like he gives and shows love. He has really supported our children! He has been there throughout! The fun times, freezing outside and getting rained/snowed on and wind blowing or the blistering heat, he has been there to watch the kids play their sports!
He is also tough, and prayerful and a true believer. He loves God Honestly and knows He holds his future!
Papaw has not had an easy life, but he perseveres, ALWAYS! Papaw has fought cancer and continues to fight the effects of it. He has had several surgeries and doesn't let it get him down! He has a new bladder and is continuing the fight for everything to work properly!
I can remember when I knew he really cared, I could see it in his eyes and he didn't want anything in return. I remember just knowing I was welcomed and accepted into his family. We have spent alot of time together, more in the past (this job thing gets in the way). I have gotten to go to his home with him and enjoy his family, amazing, I see Mamaw (his mommy) put alot into her family.
Anyway, Papaw has done some amazing things over the years, like when he used to come and hold Adam, as a newborn, after work. Adam had colic and Papaw came by, just to give me a break and Adam would sprawl out on his belly and the two of them would rest together, while I rested alone! He loves his grandchildren, tremendously!
He is always making up silly songs and singing them! The kids have joined in on this!
I could go on and on!
Papaw, Happy Belated Birthday! We love you very very much!
I couldn't imagine having a better Father-in-law, let alone a better Grandpa! It has been truly an honor to be a member of your family!


  1. Happy Birthday Papaw.

    You are so lucky to have such a cool and loving FIL!

    Happy Mother's day to you my friend!!

  2. Aw, Happy Birthday to him and Happy Mother's Day to you!

  3. Sounds like an awesome Papaw....Happy belated birthday Papaw!
    Happy belated Mother's Day to you! I hope your kids cleaned the house and pampered you, like you deserve.

  4. Happy Birthday to Papaw

    and Happy Mother's Day Chrissy.

  5. He sounds like such a great guy!

    I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

  6. A wonderful birthday tribute to your father-in-law, Chrissy. You are obviously blessed by having him in your life (and having married his son!)