Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Grandparents & Great-grand parents

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.
(Psalm 128:5-6)


  1. I never had grandparents, so I enjoyed reading this tribute. Seeing pics of your grandfather always makes me smile.

    I have grandchildren whom I've never met, but am excited to bet that grandma some day.

    Thanks, God, for families!

  2. I think I have a pic / pics of me with my great-grandmother Vera (Nana Dulcie's mom) somewhere. I should look around....

  3. I like your grateful blog. It gives me a quick chance to add my own blessings. They do seem to multiply once you acknowledge them. Thank you for this blog.

  4. Hello.
    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your grandpa. He sounds like he was a wise man.
    I can't remember my grandparents. They died when I was just a tiny little thing.
    You are very fortunate to have such wonderful memories to cherish & hold on to.
    Lovey smile & photos.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks also for visiting. Your comment is appreciated.

    For ref:
    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn

  5. Thank you Andy for linking back here and for your message of condolence. My grandpa was a wise man, but more than that he was a very loving person. I was blessed to have spent some time with him before he passed away.

    Alex, yes, when we take the time to actually count our blessings day by day, we do realize that they are only on the increase. As the verse says - "They are new every morning..."

  6. Praising God for my girls Grandparents today. I am praying for them as well.
    I miss my Nanny Bette who is in Heaven right now. We used to have tea together we she was alive.
    We had such calm, loving talks. I really miss her because I could feel just how much she loved me. I knew by looking in her eyes that she really listened.
    Father God, protect and Bless today and always- Jane and Bob and Charlene and Steve. In Jesus' Name. AMEN.

  7. Praise God for their grandparents. Bless them in Jesus name. Amen.