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The Kids & Poppa C

Christmas 2010

Christmas 2010

My boys LOVED their Poppa C! They were his side kicks. He got them hooked on Kentucky basketball, introduced them to pork rinds, tried to get them to drink tomato juice, and told them how to plant, weed, and harvest a garden.

Poppa bought Isaac his first bass guitar and couldn’t wait to hear him play his first “real” notes on it. He let Creed spend countless, wasted hours in front of the television, just so he could get out of doing anything…

He was their Poppa.

He had nicknames for the younger grandgirls. Stinkpots 1, 2, and 3. He loved to tease each and every one of them and they ate it up.

It’s been a few weeks now since Poppa C passed away. Needless to say, the kids were crushed. Everyone’s lives have changed, but the change is different for the younger ones. No one will ever understand death, but explaining it to a child, impossible. It’s an unquenchable curiosity. The answer is never right or enough.

My boys were honorary pallbearers. They dressed in their very best suits, combed their hair over in the way that Poppa had so many times before, and walked behind the casket like little men. He would have been so proud of them.

Questions and comments still come everyday. “Momma, why did Poppa have to die?”, “I miss Poppa.”, “I wish Poppa didn’t die.”… I don’t always know what to say. The other day, Creed, my eight year old son, said, “Mom, if I call Poppa’s cell phone, will he answer it?”… That is how hard it has been on them. He just wanted to talk to his Poppa.

Our children do have the peace of knowing that Poppa C is in Heaven. He was a Christian man who shared the faith of Jesus Christ every where he went and with anyone. They know that they will see him again when we all get to Heaven.


Even If – Song Of The Week

On October 15, 2010, my step-dad, Carlton was diagnosed with cancer. The doctors said he would likely only live for nine months with treatment. We saw the first year come and go, then the second, and counted our blessings. Every day we had with him was a blessing because we had him with us well past nine months! We are so thankful that God gave us more time with him than the doctors!

When 2013 dawned on us, he was given the news that there wasn’t any more treatment to be done. In the past month, hospice was called and his health started to decline. On Monday, March 18, the hospice nurse said possibly two weeks, but he passed away on Saturday, March 23.

Carlton, known by many as Poppa C, was loved by everyone who knew him. He had a great personality and was full of humor and laughs. He was a preacher, loved UK basketball and could make anyone smile in a split second. His faith never wavered through this battle and he knew from day one until the end that God was taking care of him. He will be extremely missed by all of us, but we can rest assured that he is now pain free and walking with our Savior.

Christmas 2010

Christmas 2010

Even If- Kutless

Sometimes all we have to hold on to
Is what we know is true of who You are
So when the heartache hits like a hurricane
That could never change who You are
And we trust in who You are

Even if the healing doesn’t come
And life falls apart
And dreams are still undone
You are God You are good
Forever faithful One
Even if the healing
Even if the healing doesn’t come

Lord we know your ways are not our ways
So we set our faith in who You are
Even though You reign high above us
You tenderly love us
We know Your heart
And we rest in who You are

You’re still the Great and Mighty One
We trust You always
You’re working all things for our good
We’ll sing your praise

You are God and we will bless You
As the Good and Faithful One
You are God and we will bless You
Even if the healing doesn’t come