More than anything, I am grateful that he got to meet Parker before he was gone. I shared a couple months ago about our trip to Nebraska to celebrate Christmas with my dad's family. While there we visited my Grandpa and Grandma (on my mom's side)and got pictures taken with them. This picture was (as far as anyone knows) the last picture taken of him. I am sad that Parker will not get to know him better, but I will always treasure this picture.
I did enjoy seeing many of my family members that I haven't seen in years. I wish it was under better circumstances, but it was fun catching up. It isn't easy getting that many people together! So, just how big is my family? My mom is one of 12, which is just the start of things! Most of them have spouses, and ALL of them have children, and many of those children have children... Here is a breakdown of the best count I can get (including married spouses and step-children.)
10 spouses of children
15 spouses of grandchildren
+ 38 great-grandchildren
I told you it was a bit crazy! Below is a picture of most of the grandkids and great-grandkids (about 80 of us.)
No better way to celebrate a man's life than with his living legacy.