Today is my grandpa Cyril's birthday. He will have turned 95 today had he been living. He passed away on Oct 2, this year after a long, healthy life. He was blessed with 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A practical man in every way, he taught us so many things. For example, when I take my toothpaste tube and press out the toothpaste, I think of him. He used to press it out from the closed end of the tube... and as it finished, he's press it out flat so that there was almost no wastage of toothpaste when it was time to throw the tube out. When I hear a door creak, I think of him. At home, he used to oil the hinges of the doors so that it wouldn't make those ugly, creaking noises.
Today I praise God for giving me grandpa, and all my grandparents for that matter. My paternal grandma, Dulcie, will turn 86 years old on Dec 9, and I hope to visit her soon. Praise God for grandparents. It's a blessing for them and for us when they are able to see their children and grandchildren... and great-grandchildren. Yes... thank you Lord for grandparents.
May the LORD bless you from Zion all the days of your life; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem, and may you live to see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel.