Thursday, September 25, 2008

leaving a legacy

There are 4 very important people in my life. Of course, I have many others who I have been blessed by in my life, but today is all about these special four...my grandparents. For the last 30 years, I have been lucky to live in the same town (or neighboring town) with my grandparents. Two amazing couples who have so much love for each other, for others, and most importantly for God. They have been an essential part of me growing up and I have many fond memories of the times we have been able to spend together. These four inspirations of how to live a life for God and for others are leaving a legacy very few can accomplish. Those who know them, will not hesitate to agree.

Today, my Grandpa Ankeny lies in a hospital bed recovering from a stroke early this morning. I can't help but hold tightly to the memories we've had and only pray and hope that there will be many more to come.

Mikayla & Austin with Grandpa & Grandma Ankeny

Mikayla & Austin with Grandpa & Grandma Johnson

What a gift I've been given...

7 comments:

vicki said...

Heidi,
Thank you for this great post! Your grandparents are a wonderful legacy for all of us.
Love,
Mom

Sally said...

Heidi,
I'll be thinking of your Grandpa today. Grandparents are such a blessing.

***hugs***
-Sally

boosmom said...

Heidi,

Thinking of your grandpa today, and hoping he has a swift recovery.

xo

Sarah said...

I'll keep them in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Heidi,
I've enjoyed reading your blog and keeping up with your family.

I heard about your Grandpa, my Uncle this morning from my sister Bev.

Yes, you have a great heritage. I love your Grandparents very much. Since I lost my dad 33 years ago this month, your grandpa has been a great encouager to my family. Always interested in each of our lives.

We will be praying for your grandparents and your family.

Devonne

Anonymous said...

I continue to pray for your grandfather and hope all works out well.

Moore's x 4 said...

Our thoughts are with you. So sorry for this time...we love you.It was awesome being around your grandparents during our college days...and knowing they would take any of us under their wings.

 
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