Friday, September 25, 2009

Grandpa Keith

Henry Keith Stephenson

September 24th, 1924 - September 25th, 2009

August 19th, 2005, on our Wedding Day

Visiting Sarah after she was born.

With Sarah on 1st Halloween - 2007

With Sarah on 2nd Halloween - 2008
(yes, it's the same costume, it still fit her so why buy a new one when this one is so cute!)

August 2nd, 2009 - The day before we left for Pittsburgh

Sarah was so sweet to him. She normally takes a good 10 minutes to warm up, but she was just a ray of sunshine from the moment we arrived to visit him this day. I was so grateful.

Grandpa Keith is one of the most kind hearted, generous men that I know. Ever since Ryan and I got married he has treated me like a granddaughter. He always had a way of teasing that let you know how much he loved you. I am so glad for the time I was able to spend getting to know him.

Love you Grandpa Keith!


Gwendolyn said...

That's so cute of Sarah kissing grandpa! That's good you guys got to see him one more time!

Ash said...

Ahh that's cute! I love grandpas especially when their jokesters. That's sad he's not with ya any more.
I'm very jealous of where you live it looks like they have so many fun things to do and at affordable prices. I think I just might move there with you. :)

Deb said...

Sad he's no longer here... He was cute. I love grandparents.

grandma stephenson said...

Thanks so much for the tribute to Keith. He was like a father to me and his last few months were very hard for me. I was able to shed some tears looking at these pictures which made me so grateful for the time I had with him and all the more grateful for the love you showed him. How he loved his grandchildren. Thanks again Liz. I am so grateful for you and the wonderful job you are doing keeping me updated with my grandchildren.