Do you see those shoes?... Yeah, I know there are 8 pairs in this picture. I mean the 3rd pair - The black pair. Those are my grandpa's shoes... Those were my grandpa's shoes.
He had a hip replacement yesterday that went fine and had been sent from recovery to a room... My mom received a phone call from my grandma yesterday afternoon that something had gone terribly wrong and he had passed away.
I loved seeing those shoes by our back door. It meant that someone was there that would take us for icecream. It meant someone was there that would order pizza. It meant someone was there to fix whatever was broken. It meant that grandpa had come to visit...
"My soul finds rest in God alone." Psalm 62:1 Now his beautiful, gracious, sacrifical soul is at rest.