I am getting to see our grandchildren grow up into wonderful young women and man. You would be so proud of them. Maddy has only one more year to complete college with a bachelors degree in Music. You should hear her sing. Her voice is amazing. We thought our son had a beautiful voice and he has passed it on to her. She is beautiful inside and out.
Sam is growing like a weed and his red hair makes him stand out in a crowd. He has taken up guitar and is getting good on it. He has your personality for making people laugh. His smile lights up my heart and makes me miss you.
Sophie just got her first job. She is such a beautiful young woman. She is learning to take responsibility for helping others. She cleans up after others especially in the kitchen. She loves to cook and has made some amazing things with no recipe. She just puts together what she thinks will taste good and most times it works.
We were just discussing the other day how much Sophie learned from you. Remember how she could never find her shoes and you took her to the basement and showed her a special spot where she could line up her shoes when she took them off and they would always be there. She was so little, but we would find her shoes lined up by the wall just as you instructed.
We both got a laugh out of how she would put her shirt on backwards. Well, you took her aside and showed her the tag in the back of her shirt and said, "always put your tag in the back and your shirt will be on correctly." After that she would put her shirt over her head and pull it until she could see the tag. Then she would say, "tag in the back" and turn it around. She never got her shirt on backwards again.
Sweetheart we miss your grandfatherly advice and the fun we had with you. You could make us laugh no matter how gloomy the day became. Your broad smile and the way you would beam when the grandchildren were around would always brighten our day. We love you and love thinking about all the smiles you are giving people in Heaven. Keep up the good work. Your happiness is contagious.