Just to let everybody know, my grandpa passed away last night. I don’t know all the details, but he had been sick for a while, and the doctors hadn’t been sure how long he would live for a while now. So, the next couple of days I will be out of pocket as I get all the information and we get ready to make the drive home. Most of you know that I wasn’t extremly close to that side of my family, they have their problems and my family has never been a part of it. It got worse when grandpa got sick, and so did my feelings toward certian people. But at the same time, he was still my grandfather and we had some special moments together. Even though I would dread going over to their house because there was “nothing to do”, I still liked it because they had cable and got Nickelodian. Wow, showing my age there. I remember when we would visit, we always had to bring chicken. Mawmaw would make mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, and all the sides, but we had to bring a box of chicken. Most of my memories were centered around that kitchen table, dad and grandpa talking about the different churches in the area, and me sitting there thinking I was not going to be a preacher when I grew up. Ha ha, funny God :P. The last couple of years before I left, I grew even farther apart from them. I don’t know if it was because of my arrogance of youth, or what really caused the seperation, but in the last three years I’ve only seen them twice. And I haven’t seen any of the other side of my family.

Right now my emotions are in check, I’m a little sad, but I’m ok for the most part. I just don’t know what will happen when I get there. Or when I get back. This is the first time we’ve really had a death in the family, so I’m a little unsure of how things will be. But, I know he is in a better place, so I take comfort in that knowledge. If I am irritable or upset in the next couple of days, I just beg of you not to take it personal. And I just ask that you take a moment of silence in your heart to remember a man who served God for more years than I can remember, and hopefully, a man who left a legacy.