Me with my dad and grandfather #fbf

I lost both my grandfather and dad within a year of each other. So with Father’s Day coming up, I wanted to share this picture of me with both of them when I was little.

In memory of my grandmother

My grandmother passed away the day before July 4th in 2018 and I made this memorial page for her in my Happy Planner. I included some family pictures. I also found stickers that represented her favorite things and reminded me of her.

Jo Ann Walker 4/8/27 – 7/3/18

I wrote the following poem and read it at her funeral. I also included it on my page.

I wrote this little poem to say how much you mean to me 
I’ll miss your love for chocolate milk, Judge Judy and jeopardy 
You were always there for me 
whenever I needed you
You always made me feel better 
whenever I was feeling blue 
Your love for history 
made you the perfect candidate 
To help me with my school projects, 
so they would not be late 
You were a very strong woman, 
one whom I admire 
Your knowledge, wisdom and generosity are some things to which I aspire 
It really hurt to see you suffer, 
you just wanted the pain to cease
I’m sad to see you go, 
but I’m glad you are finally at peace 

by Tiffany Brown

A gift from my dad

My dad gave me this Bible on my 15th birthday, the same year that I became a Christian and I shared it 6 years ago on the 10th year anniversary of his passing. I thought it was really cool that it showed up today in my memories the day after Father’s Day this year. I especially love his inscription to me in the last paragraph, “whenever you need me, I’ll be here for you and when I can’t be just remember Jesus is in your heart now, so you can talk to Him!!”

The Bible says in Psalm 68:5 that God is “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” (NIV) So, I’m grateful that even though my earthly father is no longer with me, I still have a Father in Heaven who looks over and cares for me! 🥰🙌