Monday, January 25, 2010

calvin b. folds...aka "grandaddy"

we celebrated the life of my grandaddy today. based on the stories that were told, no doubt he was viewed by all as a wonderful man.

i am thankful for the moments that i was able to share with him during his last weeks...watching him open his eyes and smile at ava despite his condition is a memory i will take with me forever. even in his death, there was a kindness that radiated from him. watching him stroke my mom's hand, uttering sweet words, are priceless gifts that i believe we are given during times such as these. little blessings. tokens of what God is capable of doing in the lives of those we love.

i was struck today, sitting in the quiet of his service, by the circle of life. my baby daughter's life is just beginning...while my grandfather's has come to an end. and so it goes...i can only hope that she will live a life full of love and success...just like her great grandparents have.

he loved his family...and the people that he served and he worked tirelessly...because he loved what he did.

it is your turn to rest, grandaddy. and know that you were and are so very loved.


john, julia, and annie said...

sorry for your loss dear friend...he has kind eyes in his picture. glad for your last sweet moments with him, I have no doubt you and your girls made his life more abundant! love you

Liz Folds said...

Mere-what a sweet tribute to your grandfather and my father! I already miss picking up the phone and calling him.
Thank you for remembering him.

Love you,
Aunt Liz

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

So sweet, Mere. I'm sorry for the heartache these things cause. For the changes they bring about. But what a blessing to have had such precious moments with him in his last days.
Love you.