Saturday, March 04, 2006

That is my grandpa. Of all the people I know, he is one of my most admired. I've never heard him say a single word that was not respectful and kind. His soft-spoken, gentle manner shows through whether he is playing with tiny babies, giving gardening advice, or telling a good joke. My grandpa was my inspiration for running track and cross country in high school. How many 75 year olds do you know who are still running marathons? He came to every home sporting event, and many of the away ones, of mine and my brothers'. He and my grandma now spend much of their time traveling around to watch my younger cousins play volleyball, basketball, soccer, etc. We are all so very blessed to have such a supportive and loving grandpa.

Today I found out that my grandpa has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease. If you have a minute, please say a prayer or send some good thoughts to him and my grandma.

7 comments:

Vegan Knitting said...

I just sent some thoughts to him and your grandma.

Katie said...

He is adorable. Reminds me of my grandpa! Prayers coming your way!

Katie said...

hey there dearie...i am so sorry to hear of the diagnosis. Please send hugs & love to your grandma & pa, your mom, your whole family. If there is anything i can do to support you or your family in this let me know...you all will be in my prayers.
~hugs~
katie

mom said...

Sarah, this is so sweet, and so true.

Abbinator said...

I was very sad when I heard the news. Your grandpa and grandma are in my prayers.

earthchick said...

I'm so sorry to read this. I will be saying prayers for him and your grandma.

I can tell from his face what a kind soul he is.

Rosemarie said...

I will be praying for your grandpa. I know what he is/will be dealing with, as I am also living with ALS since 2003. He sounds like a strong man who will not be giving in too easily. I have been keeping a blog, Never Give Up, at http:/ramblinrosemarie.blogspot.com where I journal my thoughts as I deal with this illness. Say hello to grandpa and please ask him to say a prayer for me.

Rosemarie