Monday, August 23, 2010

Sweet Children

Ryan and I found out this morning that his Grandpa, Glenn Stratton, passed away during the night. He has been in the hospital for a few weeks so I guess some people would say it could have been a little more expected, but we still were not ready for the news.

I have been crying on and off all morning. I stopped for a little while, then started again. My 4 year old son came up to me and said, "Mom, what is wrong?" I said, "I am just sad that grandpa died." His reply with a smile was, "But mom, now he feels better. He is in heaven now."

I am so grateful for sweet little innocent children and their impeccable timing. I have always loved the saying from The Count of Monte Cristo, "God sees you out of the corner of his eye." I think he sees a little more than just out of the corner of his eye, but I am grateful that He always reminds me in so many ways that He lives and loves all of his children.


  1. So sorry for your family's loss! He was a great man. And I truly believe that children can be God's mouthpiece. Especially in times like this!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. He was such a great man. My hear goes out to your family.

  3. I used to love it when he's come in when I worked at IRP. Great man, great smile.
    If you need me please.