Saturday, July 12, 2014

Funeral for Our Dear Papa

The past few weeks have been some of the hardest we've ever gone through; both of our grandfathers passed away (within 10 days of each other).

Papa's funeral was today and we were blessed (with our cousins) to be able to sing at his funeral. Papa served a Mission for the LDS Church in Hawaii, and the culture and music have been very much a part of our lives. We wore beautiful leis and sang, "Aloha 'Oe" and "Always" (Papa and Grandma's song).

It was a beautiful service.

We're thankful for our faith in God and in His Son, Jesus Christ. It is because of His Gospel that we know we will be together again with our Papa. Families can be together forever.

Until we meet again, Papa, in Heaven.

Tiffany, Christina, Natalie, Tanya

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Trip to Illinois to Visit Papa

We're in Illinois, safe and sound.

On Saturday we found out that our wonderful Grandpa (Papa) was in the hospital and not doing well. We got home from the air show we'd attended in his honor (he was a member of the Airborne Division), packed up, and left early Sunday morning.

It took us 13 hours to drive from Utah to Illinois. 13 very long hours. But we're grateful to be here and spend some time with Papa.

Tiffany, Natalie, Tanya, and Christina in front of the Nauvoo, Illinois LDS Temple.