Slideshow from Papaw’s funeral

Here is the slideshow that Chad and I made for my grandfather’s visitation.  I think the family enjoyed it a lot.  The funeral was very nice (sad, but nice).  His friend, Elmer, spoke and shared about my grandpa’s faith in God.  It was a blessing to hear that confirmation that he loved the Lord and is now spending eternity with Him.  If you love the Lord, let everyone know.  Then, when it is your time to be called home, you will give your loved ones great peace and be able to give an account to Jesus of all the work you’ve done for His kingdom.

He will be missed

This morning, my grandfather, Nick Nicholson, passed away.  He was 92 and his health had been failing for a while now.  I praise God that he was able to live as long as he did.  I’m grateful that I was able to have him in my life for so long and that he got to meet Chad and be in our wedding.  I also praise the Lord that he is no longer suffering.  He was a great man who was so kind.  Even though he was in his nineties, he was still very sharp and liked to talk about WW II (in which he served) and current events.  He was a mall walker up until just months ago.  Pappaw was also a great guitar player and would play every chance he got.  I loved him, and he will be greatly missed.

Pappaw goes to D.C.

My grandfather served in WWII, and was recently offered a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII memorial.  He went yesterday with his friend from church, Elmer, who also served in the war, my dad, and many other veterans.  This was a free trip that was offered to veterans of WWII.  It is amazing that he got to go on this trip.  He is 92 years old and hasn’t been in the greatest health lately.  He was scheduled to go on the last trip in August, but then he ended up having to have to have surgery.  Thankfully, he is doing better and was able to make the trip.  From what I heard, he had a really great time.

Here is the story in the Washington Post.  My grandpa is the 3rd man mentioned, James “Nick” Nicholson. He is the man farther back in the picture.