Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pappy's homegoing

God saw you were getting tired and a recovery was just not meant to be, so God took your hand and said to you " It's time to come Home with Me"

Our loss, heavens gain. Pappy Ritchey made the crossing into eternal bliss at 3:45 pm christmas day. The presents of God was so real in his room when he was passing. So thankful I got to be there. We arrived 20 mins before he died. We will miss his quiet, gentle and loving ways. Please remember mother and the rest of the family in prayer. "Just think of stepping on shore, and finding it heaven
Of touching a hand, and finding it God's
Of breathing new air, and finding it celestial
Of waking up in Glory, and finding it Home" we will miss you.

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Christmas journey along with Pappy's cancer.

Yesterday the kids and I went to VNA hospice center to say goodbye to a wonderful Godly man whom I am blessed beyond words to call my Pappy. Although he is still with us right now it won't be long before he makes that majestic crossing in the promised land called Heaven. In my heart however I am not ready to let him go. I know I have to yet it's so hard to do that.
This morning when I went back he squeezed my hand once again when I told him who I was and that I loved him.
When I was leaving later in the day to come home I did not tell him Goodbye but rather. "Pappy I will see you in the morning over there. On that happy golden shore"
As grandma told him this morning. "Pappy don't walk too fast for we are coming not far behind."
Pappy I love you and want you to enjoy what you have strived for your whole life and that is Jesus and Heaven!
Go and be made whole again with a new Body.

Your loving Granddaughter,

Yes Christmas will be difficult this year so if you think of it Please pray for our family.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Memories Poem

Christmas memories

Christmas is a joyful time
We spend with family and friends
We make up lovely rhyme
With the many cards we send

Memories near and dear
Come through the mind today
As we think of happy cheers
And games we loved to play

Monopoly, Dutch blitz and clue
Ping pong, phase ten and skip boo
That's just to name a few
And snacks we can't forget them too

Daddy faithfully his puzzles was doing
He put more pieces than anyone around
While the kids worked hard it just became confusing
Yet daddy knew all along and kept whistling his sound.

Mother in the kitchen baking up a storm
We never had to guess if it was good
As she gave us food so warm
Cleaning the plate so it could be filled again as she could

Yes Christmas memories great and small
Come to us all throughout the year
But comes greater to us special this season
Christ Jesus is the only reason
~Regina Hellmann~

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas cookies

The kids and I made cookies the other day. They had fun using the cookie cutters and eating the dough and sprinkles. We took cookies to a,couple people today and Jaren was so excited to tell them that he helped make them.
The last photo is of Clarisa today. She is turning into such a ham when the camera comes out. Her personality is really showing up now.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Church Christmas dinner

Our church dinner was tonight. The pic of the kids sitting on the chairs was when they were entertaining themselves while we cleaned up. We had an enjoyable time.