Wednesday, April 16, 2014


It's a sad day at our house today.

Last night our dear friend, the girls' adopted grandpa, went peacefully home to Jesus.  We rejoice for Gordon, but weep for all of us who will miss his presence in our lives.

Less than four weeks ago, we found out he had an aggressive lung cancer.  We will especially treasure these recent days when he lived out his faith and assured all of us that whatever God wanted for him was fine with him.

The only picture I seem to have of Gordon is this silly one:

(You can read about this picture here.)

I am so thankful for the years of friendship we've had with Gordon and his family.  Gordon was always good natured when I teased him (which was often) and I especially appreciated his sweet words of encouragement to the girls through the years.  He was a loving, and well-loved, man and we will all miss him, but take comfort in the assurance that we will see him again someday.


  1. I am so very sorry. Hugs to all of you. Trish

  2. I'm sorry for this loss in your lives. What a special man.

    Thinking of you all


  3. I am so sorry! I know how much Grandpa Sanford meant to you and the family. Sending our love and condolences. ♥

  4. I'm sorry. Praying that God comforts your heart.


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