Kate said, “One.”
Entering the room singing…\o/
One door and only one and yet its sides are two
I’m on the inside – on which side are you?
That is an old Sonday School chorus we used to sing in the 1950’s. My grandpa was SS superintendent and led the opening before everyone went to their classes. It was my favorite part. Grandpa was my favorite part! There was no ONE like him. He was ONE of a kind, for sure.
I talk so much about my grandma Emily and not enough about Grandpa – so today he is the ONE!
Looking back, I wish I had spent more time with him – he loved his girls, Peggy and I were his only grandchildren and he would have moved mountains for us. Grandpa endured all the same sorrow when he and Grandma lost their one daughter, Ruthie, to cancer at the young age of 26. Oh how they grieved.
Grandpa made Jesus the Lord of his life in his 40’s – and he never looked back. He loved Jesus with all his heart. And, he loved telling others about Him too…the ONE who changed him forever.
Grandpa, endured and survived two major heart attacks until the one that took him home to heaven in 1973 at the age of 79. I cried so hard the night the news came, a tear bump appeared in my left eye the next morning and it’s never gone away.
It reminds me of my one and only grandpa, my father’s father.
The only one I ever knew.
Who is the one in your life you wish you could go back and spend more time with?