This week has been a sad one for our family. On Thursday morning, Josh's grandfather, Papaw Chandler, left this earth and went to his heavenly home. Those of you that follow the blog may know that Josh's grandfather has been fighting cancer for the past two years. After going through surgeries, chemo treatments, and other medical procedures, it was just time for it to all be over. He had been suffering and in pain for so long and we all hated to see him that way. We all hate that he's gone, but we know that it's for the best. He's not hurting any longer and he's not in pain. He's having the best reunion right now with his son, Tommy, who went to be with Jesus this same week three years ago. Plus, he's getting to see all the amazing splendors of heaven!
He died surrounded by family-Mamaw, his wife of 58 years; his son, Reggie; his adopted daughter, Sue; his grandchildren, Josh, Jeff, Jordan, and me; and several sweet friends. He left this world with words of love being spoken over him and prayers being uttered on his behalf. Lots of tears were shed Thursday morning in that tiny ICU room, but they were tears of not only sadness but of joy. I remember crying and just silently thanking God that Papaw was basking in the presence of God and was no longer suffering or hurting. Papaw Chandler is going to be missed, but I am so thankful that we'll see him again one day very soon. And knowing him and his love of maps, he'll probably have the perfect route mapped out for us to see all the sights there are to see in heaven :)
We love you, Papaw, and can't wait to see you again!