Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thank You God - You Have Been So Good To Me...

In honor of my Grand-daddy who would've been 89 yesterday, I'm posting the poem he wrote, and that I read at his funeral 12 years ago...I can't believe it's been that long.

My Grand-daddy was a Baptist Preacher, WWII B1 Bomber Pilot, High School Football Coach and Science Teacher...he loved his Country, sports, teaching and traveling but most of all, he loved his family with all his heart and God with all that he had!
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Here is the layout I did many, many years ago as a tribute to him and this poem (you can read the full poem below the pictures) that he wrote shortly before his death.  I printed the poem on Vellum and then adhered over one of my favorite photos of him.  He's smiling ear to ear which was how he was 95% of the time!




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Title: Thank You God - You have been so good to me
Written by: N.T. Gault

Sometimes I visit small country cemeteries and look at names and dates on the stones.  So many are children who lived only a day or two.  I bow my head and say - Thank you, God, you have been so good to me.

Sometimes I look at my parents' wedding picture and think of all the things they taught us, and took us to Sunday School and Church each week.  I bow my head and say - Thank you, God, you have been so good to me.

When my war experiences were over and I stood safe on America's shore, I looked up and saw the Stars and Stripes.  I bowed my head and said - Thank you, God, you have been so good to me.

At Christmas time when we celebrate our Savior's Birth, I look at my wife and our family of three children and seven grandchildren and one great-grandson gathered 'round the Christmas tree.  I bow my head and say - Thank you, God, you have been so good to me.

And when life on Earth is over and I meet my Savior face to face, I will bow my head and say - Thank you,
God, you have been so good to me. 

1 comment:

Haley D. said...

How sweet! Thank you for sharing a bit of his memory with us. It sounds like a he really knew how to live life and is now enjoying eternity.