Team Sanborn

Team Sanborn

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Here is the excerpt:

There are so many things we are going to miss about our Pappy.  We will miss the way he rolled around on the floor with us, and played horsey.  He always knew just how high to throw us, not too high, but high enough to have a great time.  We loved it when he put his hat on crooked and scrunched up his face.  We loved going grocery shopping with him; he always let us eat the blueberries before we paid for them.  We loved walking to the park and taking a popcorn break at his house.  We loved giving him hugs and kisses especially when he said he didn’t want them.  “No kisses!!!”  He would say.  He made us laugh so hard we would go weak in the knees and fall over.  We will miss snuggling with him on the couch watching an Elmo video.  We learned so much from him in the short 2 and a half years he loved us.  Pappy was the one who taught us how to shake hands with people when we met, “How do you do?” He would say. He taught us that a chocolate chip cookie can cure any sadness or ailment.  He taught us to love our naps- “I wish I could take a nap” he would say.  He taught us we don’t need a reason to stop by and visit the people we love.  He taught us that anyone can be a grandpa, but not just anyone can be a Pappy.  We love you Pappy and we are so proud to be your living legacy. 

Everything has changed

Usually when I haven't posted in a while it is because I have been busy at work, or I have been sick, or the kids have been sick...  The list goes on!  But this feels much different, because from the last blog, everything has changed.  On Tuesday, September 9 at approx. 6:30pm my dad died.  We just finished with the visitation and the funeral.  We longed for today to come so we could finally rest.  Now, here I am almost 2 hours after taking 2 Excederin PM's and no rest to be found.  I am sure like a lot of other things in my life, rest will look different now.  Here is an excerpt from the memorial, a message about my dad from Andrew and Annabelle.