It’s been three months since I last posted about grandson Ben, and since then our family has faced a serious medical situation.

Ben and his mom were visiting for the weekend when my husband, Ben’s G-Pa, had a major stroke last month.  The situation could have been quite frightening for a six-year-old boy, but Ben showed no sign of distress.

Because he idolizes emergency workers and because he, himself, has been transported by ambulance, Ben welcomed the EMTs as they came to treat his G-Pa.  As G-Pa was being taken out of the house on a gurney, Ben stood ramrod straight and saluted his grandfather the way soldiers, firefighters and police officers salute a fallen comrade.  I will never forget that sight as long as I live.

His own time spent in hospitals has made Ben very aware of proper hospital etiquette.  Though he spent many hours at the hospital while G-Pa was there, both in the emergency room and in G-Pa’s hospital room, he exhibited model behavior and acted in quite an adult manner.   I was very proud of him.

Over the course of G-Pa’s hospitalization and immediately after he came home,  both daughters and all three grandchildren visited, coming and going and coming back again.  Ben was able to visit with the two cousins he rarely gets to see.

He loved being with cousin Kylie who flew in twice from Florida…


And cousin Jessie who flew in from Boston where she attends college…


Here’s the entire group (minus me) with G-Pa after he returned home…

Ben’s mom (in pink), Ben, cousin Kylie, cousin Jessie, Aunt Chris, and G-Pa

As always, please keep Ben and our entire family in your thoughts and prayers.

#BenStrong   #Soli Deo Gloria


7 thoughts on “A salute for G-Pa and a visit with cousins

  1. Bob is bound to get better surrounded by so much tender love. Continue to count on us to pray for you daily. Thanks for the update.


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