At first I couldn't stop crying why? why him? I believe God took my Gramp to show us all an example of how we should be living our lives. Gramp lived his life just as Jesus did, and how we all should. Putting God and those around you before yourself. For Christmas I got Brian a daily Bible that he reads certain parts each day. I was laying with him while he was reading it a couple of nights ago, and asked him to flip to the day gramp was killed. The verse was Romans 15:1:
1We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. 2Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me."[a] 4For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
5May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, 6so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
The verse is everything that Gramp stood for. I think that God absolutely took Gramp on THAT day to send me a sign to teach me and to help show others to live on as my Gramp did :)
You can read his obituary here, if you are interested in seeing what he did to help the public and more about his life.
There is also an article about him and the accident here:
I took this of my gram and gramp when I was in highschool.
This was in Central Park, New York City.
This was at my graduation.
This was taken at our wedding. He gave the most beautiful speech!
This was right after Maddie was born.
I took this just a few months before he passed. It is my favorite picture of all time ;)
Thanks for reading and thanks for letting me share :)