These balloons were released by the great-grandchildren at my grandpa’s funeral on Saturday. I’m so blessed to have had him in my life, and so glad to know I will see him in heaven. He was a hard-working Godly man who left a legacy of 6 children, 21 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. The verses below were some of the many favorites he had underlined in his Bible.

Psalm 103:11-17
2 Corinthians 5:17

1 John 1:7


  1. What a beautiful, touching testimony to a Godly man. He fought the fight, he ran the race, he finished his course. So shall he ever be with the Lord.

  2. I am so glad you have a picture of that! I hope the children will never forget their grandpa.

  3. Wow. That balloon picture is amazing. I'd have it framed to cherish the memory.

    I'll look up the verses later today, in my next "quiet time".

  4. How beautiful what a awesome picture.I love the picture of your grandfather holding your daughter.

  5. That was beautiful, Mary.

  6. What a wonderful picture. I'm envisioning it at the center of a collage or shadow box frame, with other mementos surrounding it….

  7. I love the balloon idea and picture that is wonderful.

  8. What a beautiful tribute. 🙂 Hugs to you and yours.

  9. Beautiful tribute and pictures. What a comfort and joy it is to know you WILL see him one day again in eternity for eternity!

  10. Absolutely amazing! Praise the Lord for his life…and what a neat way to celebrate that he's worshiping Jesus perfectly in heaven now – letting all those balloons go!!!!