I have always been a "grandpa's girl!" My Grandpa would have turned 91 years old today, but he died last year (exactly four years and one day after my Grandma died...what a sweet, romantic, lovely man!) I miss them both, but I know that I will see them again some day, as surely as I have ever known anything.
In honor of my Grandpa, I will attempt to do things all day in the same Christ-like manner that he always did them. This will take some concentration on my part for sure. But I know that just trying to be a better person will bring a big smile to his face. I miss that smile.
My Grandpa's many wonderful qualities stemmed from his desire to pattern his life after the Savior. His greatest strength was his ability to love others and to see and treat them as Christ would.
Today is the anniversary of another special day for me. Nine years ago today I went to the temple for the first time to receive my endowment. It was neat to take this special step on my Grandpa's birthday with him and the rest of my family by my side. Temple ordinances make it possible for families to be together forever, and I look forward to the day when I will be reunited with all of my loved ones.