Today has been a tough day. My amazing papa passed away this afternoon. It's so hard to see a person pass that has been there for you through every step of life. He babysat my brothers and I when we were young, he was the one we called to pick us up from school when we weren't feeling well, he took us to go bowling and showed up for the majority of our sports events, he baptized me when I was twelve, he helped me buy my first (and second) car, he came to my high school graduation, he was at my wedding, and he was at my college graduation. It saddens me to death that he will not be here to meet Mason, the next big step in my life. My grandfather was the one I looked up to when it came to my faith. He was an amazing man who went on mission trips overseas up until last year, he was never afraid to share his faith with others, and he helped me to grow my faith into what it is now. He will be missed. I love you papa.
Papa and I at my wedding
At the baby shower in BA
Isnt he adorable?
Papa with the family
Papa with some of the grandchildren