I found out when we got back from shorebreak that Grandpa had passed away. I was telling Jen a couple of days later that it seemed like my soul was somehow not sitting right within me. I don’t know if it was just because I couldn’t get back to the states or that I felt too weary after Shorebreak to grieve properly, but I was thinking, “If I could just hug my mom and cry with her that somehow that would set my soul straight.” I can’t wait to see Grandpa when I get to Heaven some day.
Thought’s of John Caldwell (Buddy’s Grandpa)found in a notebook
I was born and raised on a farm. We had no car or telephone at that time. It was primarily in the horse and buggy days. The nearest doctor was four miles away. I got the croup when I was 7 years old. As far as I know they didn’t have vaporizers then but my parents had me breathe steam and Vicks vapors. I was so bad that I had to struggle for each breath. I breathed the vapors as long as I could and told my parents to take them away for deep down in my being I thought I was going to die.
Several minutes after the steam and Vicks vapors were taken away my breathing became normal and the croup entirely went away.
Did help come my way?
Yes. My parents helped me and were greatly concerned for me. God cared for me and His healing power made me well.
I didn’t pray but my parents were probably praying for me. The prayer of faith shall save the sick. James 5: 15
Grandpa’s life motto:
Do all the good you can
By all the means you can
In all the ways you can
In all the places you can
At all the times you can
To all the people you can
As long as ever you can