Southern Rememberance

I’ve posted many times about my wonderful Grandpa – Frank Dicus. How influential he has been in my life. How his positive outlook and zest for and love of  life have always been an inspiration. When I think of my Grandpa, I always see him with a smile or laughing his infectious laugh as he tells one of his wild tales about his incredible life.

Grandpa Dicus

Grandpa turned 94 this year on January 24, 2010. He died yesterday on August 20th. The world will never be the same. It is, in fact, hard for me to imagine a world without him in it. I feel the same about the world without my father, (Grandpa’s oldest son) who we lost 18 years ago. Some people are just larger than life and their loss just really leaves a void. I’ve learned, in the case of my father, that eventually, we can fill the void with the wonderful memories and lessons learned from those who have had so much influence in our lives.

I take comfort in knowing that, in fact, time does heal and soften the pain of losing those we love, especially when we have the comfort of knowing of their salvation through Jesus Christ.

Sunrise over Lake Norfork

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

From Grandpa, I learned to live my life fully and not in fear, to embrace each day, to work hard and well. From Grandpa, I learned not to be pretentious, just be who you are. I’ve learned to embrace tough times and learn from them and become stronger. I’ve learned to be on time.

It is a wonderful thing to be so proud of the family you come from (on both sides!). Today, I feel like I am one of the most blessed people on earth because of the people that I have had and continue to have in my life.

Thank you God!


Rest in peace Grandpa! We love you very much and will miss you dearly.


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10 responses to “Southern Rememberance”

  1. Renee Avatar

    So sorry for your loss…your grandfather sounds like a wonderful man…a true gift from God….Thank you for this lovely post honoring him.

  2. Missy Avatar

    Grandfathers are special people and the greatest gift he gave to you was the wonderful memories you shared together and that with all the lessons he taught you will keep his legacy alive. So sorry for your loss but what a wonderful grandfather you were blessed to have as apart of your life.

  3. CailinMarie Avatar

    Such a sweet post in regards to your grandfather.
    I hope you find comfort and peace in your memories of him.

  4. Haelie Avatar

    What a precious grandpa you had. He is surely smiling down on you and awaiting your arrival to hang out with him for eternity.

  5. Charlotte Avatar

    What a wonderful legacy your grandfather left you. I know you are missing him now but how great to know one day you will be reunited. This is a great hope and you have been greatly blessed.

  6. Virginia Avatar

    You are blessed by the unforgettable moments spent with your grandfather.The dead are never dead until they are forgotten ,may he lives on through his family’s love.
    My thoughts are with you and all of those who loved him.

  7. Sarah Avatar

    what a great tribute to an amazing man.

  8. Whidbey Woman Avatar

    I am sorry for your loss. Your grandpa is smiling down from heaven on you right now. Your tribute to him makes him very proud. He knows how much you love and miss him. May the peace of the Lord sustain you.

  9. Jocelyn Avatar

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. But knowing that we will be reunited one day gives hope. Thank you for sharing such a sweet tribute.

  10. Rebecca Avatar

    What a wonderful tribute to your grandfather! Because we believe in Jesus Christ-we will see our loved ones again! God Bless!

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