2.03.2009

To P.K.

Well, here is the hubby's second crack at a guest post on The House of Rose blog. (Here's the first one, in case you missed it.) You know, the guy's blog that you all left a comment on that said, "Your blog is really cool, but your wife's is soooo better!" Yeah, that guy.

Anyway, wifey is a bit down tonight because she just got word that her grandfather Papa Kenny ("P.K.") is not doing to well. He's been battling illness for some time and recent events have taken its toll. We all know that he's a fighter and we'll be praying for him and his recovery. Pictured above is P.K. when he first met Little "P" last Thanksgiving. I think that's the biggest smile I've seen on P.K.'s face. Well, other than when the Cubs beat the Cardinals, of course. He smiles pretty big then, too.

To honor him, I wanted to offer a poem that shares a granddaughter's love for her grandpa. No, I did not write this. I'm clever, but not that clever. I thought this poem really hit home.

To P.K.: We will always love you!

TO MY GRANDFATHER

Since I was a little child,
In all that I've been through;
You've always been my hero,
No one stood as tall as you.

You were the one who took the time,
To teach what I needed to learn;
The lessons in life you shared with me,
You shared with love and concern.

I loved you as a little child,
And now that I am grown;
I share those lessons you taught me;
With children of my own.

Generation to generation,
I'll pass on your legacy;
I'll tell of my loving Grandfather,
And all that you mean to me.


by: Allison Chambers Coxsey

11 comments:

NINA said...

Jeff, this is so nice and sweet of you. I think poem is perfect for M & P.K.!!!
M, lots of love and really tight hugs. I'm always here for you no matter what. xoxo, A.N.

K said...

Okay...shouldn't have checked my blog from school. I have a class coming in ten minutes and now I'm crying!

Preppy 101 said...

What a kind, wonderful post. I'm gonna have to say that hubby is an awesome guy! :-)

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Aww what a sweet post! Praying for you and your family. *Hugs*

AmyT said...

that is so sweet...we'll be praying!! HUGS!

Mom Wilson said...

Way to go sweetest hubby ever! Thanks for the poem and showing people how much P.K. means to Mandy! Hopefully it all helps with such loving thoughts and prayers from so many people who read this and care! We LOVE PaPa Kenny! Stay strong! Luv ya both!

Yaya said...

Mandy,
I am so sorry. will keep you in our prayers. Hugs to you and your family.

Katy said...

That is so VERY sweet!!!
Mandy will love that you did this for her.

Abbi said...

omg...i'm in tears......so sweet!!!we'lll keep in and your family in our prayers!!

The Parrish Family said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. My Grandpa passed away when I was a freshman in high school and I only wish he could have seen me get married and have a baby. You are so lucky that your Grandpa has been around to share in all those special moments. You will have wonderful memories to last your life time :)

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