Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Woo to the Hoo Wednesday and it goes to....

My Twitter, Blogger, Facebooker, Texter friend Feather, yes it's her real name, started the Woo to the Hoo craze! So, please join me, click on her name and give your own Woo to the Hoo to someone/something deserving....all the cool kids are doing it!

My Grandpa!!! My sister, Sheli, did a wonderful tribute to our Grandmother yesterday. If you haven't read it, you should, but make sure you have kleenex or a'll need it. So..I thought I would give my Woo to the Hoo button to my Papa for taking care of our Grandma.

Ray, aka Papa, is kind, gentle, patient (although that is being tested these days), hard working, loving, heart of gold, honest, positive...I could go on and on. He taught me (all of us) to have love in our hearts for all, he taught us to pray and to have faith in God, to work hard, be responsible for your actions and always be honest and kind and "don't sweat the small stuff". Every day is a beautiful day to Papa and he always tells us (when we are on the phone with him) that we are "lookin' good"! And there's nothin' better than getting a Papa pat on the back....he pats your back and says "I appreciate you dear"...sigh...I love him.

I (we) all love him so much for who he is and for how he is taking care of our Grandma, aka GiGi, Granny. Their life together is a TRUE love story from beginning to end. Grandma has dementia and is not doing so well these days. She still has spunk and we can still make her giggle (which I love!) and she has so much love for her family! And, the most beautiful blue eyes you've ever seen!

Ok, back to Papa...he has given Grandma the best care. It is clear how deep their love is when he looks at her. He still tells her she's beautiful, tells her he loves her all the time, hugs, pats, opens doors, helps her eat and so many other personal things.

So, Woo to the Hoo to Papa for his loving care!!!

Love you, Papa!!!

Papa & Grandma


  1. Ok, I am so tired of crying. They are good cries but that's all I've done this week! I love our grandparents. Wonderful post to our Papa!!!! You definitely described him to a T!

  2. What a handsome fellow. Beautiful portrait you took here. I went through the same thing with my grandma and papa...he took care of her right up to the last second. *sniff*

  3. WoW, what a GREAT man you have there in your Papa. (I am bawling)
    Such a precious tribute.
    Prayers for your Grandma.

    Thank you for sharing this with us.


  4. What a beautiful portrayal of a great man. Thanks

    An Arkies Musings

  5. Don't forget the stick figures in the birthday cards and the big "OK"s

    Can I steal that picture of them from your post? Its a good one.


  6. Laina- Darn I should have put that in there! LOL! Why of course you can have that picture! I took that when we were all out to Aunt Pegs for a family get together a couple of years ago. I like it too! xo

  7. What a beautiful picture and what a loving tribute. My grandparents have been gone for many years and my dad has been gone for a year now. What a blessing to still have them in your lives!

  8. What a beautiful couple! And I love papa's mustache too! Very distinguished looking. I love the quote from Amy Bloom that reminds me of your grandparents love: "Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle."

  9. Tink - that was beautiful! Thank you!

  10. Aw, that was so sweet! They are a beautiful couple.

  11. He is my hero!!!!
    I love them both!

  12. What a beautiful post for your Papa. Makes me wish my grandparents were still alive. :) I think your family just needs to adopt me and my kids. :)

  13. Hey theres an award over at my blog for ya! Go pick it up when you get the chance!

  14. i was totally gonna comment about the stick man in EVERY birthday card but laina beat me too it!!!!!
    I HEART my GG and Poppie G!!!! :)

  15. Oh how sweet...Now I am off to read the post the Woo Hoo post!!! Love the new look...been a bad bloggy friend on the comment end of things. Looks like all is well!!!


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