Sunday, February 24, 2008

AN ODE TO MY PAPA!


we have had a lot of things happen this week like the boys catching a possum in their trap or rob's 34th birthday, which i will post all about very soon. but i wanted to dedicate this post to my papa murphy. he is such a stubborn old man with the greatest since of humor. he loved my kids and ate them up every time we would visit. he loved taking annelies riding on his wheel chair or sharing his snacks with the kids. he was so excited to see us on our random visits. he loved visitors!!! my last visit was just me and my sister and i will never forget it. i am so grateful for this experience. i got to see a more tender side of my papa when they were visited by the local pastor. he shared with us scripture and sang my papa's favorite hymn..... which i regretfully forget, but will make an effort to find out. i got to see my papa touched by the spirit and the knowledge that death was coming filled his face with tears of sadness and joy. i loved my papa. he always looked out for our well being and even made an attempt to stop me from joining the church. he loves the Lord and on February 23rd my papa passed away and is back with family and friends and Heavenly Father. i will miss him, but i look forward to the day that we will meet again!! 

6 comments:

THE PARKER FAMILY said...

Absolutely beautiful!

melanie said...

so sorry to hear that.

Colby Family said...

Sorry to hear about your Papa, but glad he knows the Lord! I'm thinking about you!

Joe, Mandy & Sierra Smith said...

You and your Papa are in our prayers tonight, Shanna.
Please call us if there is anything we can do for you?

The Tait Family said...

i had no idea you had a grandpa still!!! sorry for your loss. he's in a way better place now.

Rboot said...

I didn't realize he was still living all this time until Robbie said you were going to his funeral. I'm sure he'll be missed. You should do some sort of picture book and stories for your kids of him.