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Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Pappaw Bob!

That is the song we are singing today. Papaw is 60 years old today. I have to say that I couldn't have picked a better father-in-law. So many people are too busy to see their family. They let days, weeks, months, and even years go by without speaking or visiting. Then, when it is too late they wish they could have had that time back. Suddenly, they realize they could have made time to see the people they love.

The kids will look back one day and know that they had a papaw who loved them more than life and would have done anything for them. I remember when we first found out we were having multiples. Bob was the first person Rob called. We had our ultrasound pictures and Bob took them around to everyone he knew. When the kids were born he wore a button on his shirt with the kids picture on it. He is a truck driver and meets countless people. That let him talk about them all the time. He is so proud of his family. He was the first person who got to go see the kids after they were born. Even before I got to. When he walks into the room the kids cry and scream and throw a fit because they want him to pick them up and take them home with him. They love papaw Bob more than life. He is talked about in our home more than anyone else. Yes, even more than Daddy. That is because papaw gets to drive a cool truck and every truck on the road is papaw's. I would say that not an hour goes by in our house that we don't talk about papaw. Maybe because daddy has a tractor, but papaw's is better. We have a swing set, but papaw's is better. They adore their papaw.

I am so proud to say I have a father-in-law who loves the Lord and wants his family to grow up in church. He stands up every time he gets a chance to and tells everyone in the church how blessed a life he has led. He is a Vietnam War Veteran and proud American. We tease him a lot because he messes his words up sometimes, but he always puts a smile on our faces. Sometimes he says he isn't very smart, but he knows more about politics and economics than any person I know. He can build or fix anything. And he loves his family. Besides the fact that he is a Cardinal and Jeff Gordan fan, he is about as good as they come. He is my husband's role model and best friend. I am so thankful that he taught my husband how to be a good man and wonderful husband and father. I have no fear of the future because I know he loves and respects his dad more than anyone else in this world. And his dad taught him about integrity and honesty. Bob is a man I am so blessed to know and have in my life. So, Happy 60th Birthday Papaw Bob! We love you!


Nicole said...

All I can say is I'm bawling right now!

Metzger Mommy said...

Great post Emily!

Jackdaws said...

Happy Birthday Bob! He is one of my drivers. One of the best by far. He never fails to tell me what the kids are up to. I hounded him lately for you to update your blog. Most families are not as fortunate as the Wright family to have a wonderful Pappaw like Bob.

Susan = )

Kali, Jeremy, & Crystal said...

Kids and their papaws...Crystal LOVES her Papaw Jack and her eyes they can do nothing wrong!! Hope he had a great birthday w/many more to come!!

Anonymous said...

Great post Emily. Bob is one of a kind.