Last night, as the first leg of our big trip, we went to Glenwood Iowa (my hometown) for the viewing of my Grandfather, Arthur Goehring. He lived 97 years here before God took him home.
He had been married a couple of times so we met with his other children and their families and had dinner together before heading to the mortuary. Once there, it hit my kids a little hard, this being our first time dealing with death as a family. But then we started rejoicing that grandpa is with Jesus. The rest of the night, it was a celebration, remembering him, and rejoicing that he was finally home.
Many people visited from the First Christian Church in Glenwood, where my other grandfather used to be the pastor. My grandpa attended there and made an impact on people's lives. He farmed for over 20 years, sold insurance for another 20 years, and then spent two years in the Phillipines with the Peace Corps.
He lived a great life, and is now with Jesus, and that's a testimony that we can all aspire to achieve one day!