Monday, January 26, 2009

The fam again

The other day I went to see my Grandpa. He has recently had some health troubles and they really are not sure how long he is going to live. He has always been a hard worker. He has the biggest backyard wood pile I have ever seen. Since being sick he has not been able to bring the wood in for their wood furnace. So five of us brothers went over there and brought wood into the house. It was quite a bit of fun and it was really special to see my Grandpa soak it all in. I have never seen him with a camera before and he used it quite a bit. He was constantly laughing at our fighting in the snow and mishaps while working. At the end he pulled the truck back and watched our snowball fight with much pleasure. I had never seen him that way before and after-wards with a little tear in his eye, he told us how it was a very special day and that he would always have good memories of the day.
I love that country song about living like you are dying. Obviously, we still need to work and everything, but when it comes to spending time with family and friends, it may do us all good to spend that time living like we were dying, because according to the latest statistics, 100% of people die.

4 comments:

Jewda said...

Is this about Grandpa Carrel?

David Carrel said...

Grandpa Staal

Jewda said...

It's obviously no less sad, but I don't think I've ever met him. I was wondering if it was your Grandpa Carrel, how it never came up in any of Pastor's e-mails. That answers that.

chazzdaddy said...

hang in there bro!

happy birthday by the way!