Joy of memories. Tears of sorrow. It's been a weekend filled with both.
Our dear friend and 'adopted grandpa', Vern Redmond, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 19th. Over the past 22 months our family has been blessed to know and love this fun and wonderful man.
He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, but if I had the opportunity for one last visit, I'd like to say:
Thank you, Vern, for your friendship -- for the teasing, the stories, the special treats (chocolate!) when we'd visit; the 'fat' prayers together and telephone chats. Thanks for the snowball and waterballoon fun, the ice cream cones, the music, hugs, and laughing. You always made us feel so welcome and special. We miss you already, and look forward to your warm greeting and big hug in heaven someday.
Vern and our waterballoon fun last summer.