Dear Grandpa Max,
Yesterday was a sad day for all of us that loved you. It was the day that we had to say "good bye" to you in this earthly life. I am so grateful that you are my grandpa! I am so happy that you get to be with your sweetheart Grandma Ilene now. I am sure it is wonderful to be with your parents, your brother and sister, and my mama. I am sure my mother planned you a "Welcome to Heaven!" party of with lots of fried chicken and candy orange slices, and I am sure you and her have already started teasing each other and getting a good laugh with one another.
Even though I am so happy you don't have to have the earthly pain you felt for so much of your life, I will miss you so much! I will miss being around you. I will miss your stories about the navy, and going to New Zealand. I will miss seeing your share your testimony of the true gospel with everyone that you meet. I will miss playing with your crutches :) I will most of all just miss you! I love you, love you, love you!
Thanks for being a wonderful grandpa to me! Thanks for believing in me! Thanks for telling me that you loved me and were proud of me often! I hope someday I can be like you! I can't wait to meet you in heaven again someday!
Until then, I will keep the memories I have of you alive, and continue to tell my children about their wonderful Great Grandpa Max!
I love you!
|Grandpa n' me: Summer 2010|
|Great Grandpa and Hyrum: Spring 2011|
|Hyrum and Great Grandpa Max on his 90th Birthday|
|The newlyweds and Grandpa Max on our wedding day, December 20, 2008|
|My grandpa would always kiss us on the cheek, so it was my turn to pay him back!|
|Aren't grandpa's the best?|
|Last night we had a "Grandpa Max Dinner" with his favorites: Albertson's fried chicken, potato salad and King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (the name of the rolls is perfect!)|