Friday, March 12, 2010

Grandpa Geil

We were saddened last night to receive the news from my mom and dad that my Grandpa Geil (my dad’s father) had died.

Grandpa had had some health problems recently but maintained a cheerful attitude every time I talked with him. He had a deep faith and our comfort is in the fact that he is in heaven with our Savior and his wife, who died in 1992. Mom and dad were with him when he died. He knew he was dying, and they said he was at peace and so excited to see Grandma in heaven.

We were all blessed to know Grandpa as long as we did, although of course we wish we would have had more years with him. I will always remember his sense of his humor and his words of wisdom about anything we talked about. He encouraged me in everything I did, and was always interested in our family and our activities. He loved to hear about all of our animals (especially the donkeys) and their antics.

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the Eternal Rock.” Isaiah 26:34