Sunday, December 14, 2008

Grandpa....I Love you...

For the Love of Grandpa Budd C. Argyle...





I am so grateful my children had the opportunity to know their Great~Grandpa. They love him so.
My feelings are very raw, and overwhelming. I lost a wonderful Grandfather, but most importantly, my Mother lost her Father. She was by his side as he passed this evening. My prayer is for her and her siblings as they go through the process of grief. I am so blessed to have an understanding that this life is but a moment. For we have eternity. It does not take the sting away, just a comforting blanket. One I need and want wrapped around me right now.

25 comments:

kim said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you be wrapped in Heavenly Father's love and take comfort in eternal families. What sweet pictures to keep reminding you of the blessing of "grandpas" and the memories that you have. Take Care!

KC Mom said...

Thank you for posting this. I'm going to have a rough day myself. I start by talking to my seminary class about one of our classmates who died in a car accident and I end with my testimony of how I know where she is and where my grandpa is. It's all surreal...very real.

Becky said...

Im so sorry to hear this Melanie.My thoughts and prayers are with your mom and you as well.I remember back when my mother lost her father.I was much younger than you, but I could feel the sadness and worried so much when she cried.God Bless.I will light a candle and pray for him.God has him safe and sound now.HUGS!

Deb said...

oh little mel... i am so sorry for your family's loss. but i am so happy to be able to share with you the love and tenderness these photos display. your kids are indeed lucky to have the chance to know and love their great granddad. you have such a beautiful family. my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Karolynn said...

I just can't even imagine what you and your sweet family are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet little girls!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh, I am so sorry to hear about his passing ! Hugs!

Honey Mommy said...

My condolences. What a handsome man your grandfather was! And obviously well-loved.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm so sorry!! Even though we know we'll be together again, it's still so hard to be away from someone so loved. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ((((hugs))))

Kelly and Jill Burk said...

Melanie what a beautiful post about your Grandfather. And that is so wonderful that your children knew their Great Grandfather.

Indrani said...

I am so sorry! Your Grandpa is so handsome! And you have mentioned the truth of life so well. My prayers too!

The Murray Files said...

Wow! what a hard couple of weeks for you. My mom says he was an incredible man and will leave a big hole. I am so sorry.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

I'm so very sorry for your family's loss. May you feel the warm comforting embrace of our Lord during your time of mourning. *hugs*

Jaime said...

I am very sorry for your loss. What a great blessing for your children to have known him. Great pictures as well. Peace to you and your family.

The Eggers said...

There is a generation of the LDS Church who will automatically think of President Hinckely when they think of the Office of Prophet, because he was Prophet for so much of their lives, and had such an impact in shaping their spirits and testimony. Similarly, that's how Bishop Argyle is to a generation of LDS youth who grew up in Gilroy, CA. (He was Bishop during my entire Aaronic Priesthood years -- from ages 12 - 19.) And I think it is safe to say that no one had more love for the youth than Bishop Argyle. And so it is impossible for me to think of the Office of Bishop without seeing Bishop Argyle's smiley face, or remembering how he was always ready with a kind word and a hug, or thinking about his quick sense of humor which would immediately force me into a better mood. Simply put, his love endeared us to him. When I was growing up, I wanted to be like Bishop Argyle. And I still do. I count Bishop Argyle, (along side my own father), among the great men in my life who have helped to shape my spirit and testimony, by example, sacrifice, service, and love. I think I speak for all the youth during his tenure as Bishop, when I say that we loved our Bishop dearly. He will always be Bishop to us.

Michelle said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your families loss.

How lucky that you are to have had a Grandpa in your life for so long and that your children got to have him in theirs as well.

Hugs

Mike Walters said...

We have missed that "aw-shucks" smile. Luckily our last 3 children received their Pat. Blessing from Bud. We can just imagine that smile now as he re-unions with all of his loved ones. Our prayers and love go out to you and your family. Mike and Dawn Walters, Hollister, CA

DeAnna said...

I can tell by reading the tributes to your Grandfather what a wonderful man he was.I will be thinking about you during this time of sorrow.

knozall said...

I am privileged to have worked with a spiritual giant. Willing and cheerful in every task. My love to family and friends.

Don Lundell

Hootin' Anni said...

Prayers.

Jenni Jiggety said...

I am so sorry for your loss...

angie said...

Oh dear. I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. Having the knowledge that you do must surely lessen the pain, but it still hurts, so I'm sending you big hugs. Thinking of you!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family for comfort and peace.

hfl said...

We are sadden at his passing but I am sure he wanted to be at Fays side. He was a roll model of truely loving husband. The kind of man we should all seek to be.
Our hugs and prayers go out to his family.

Hal and Lynn Lawrence

AdamD/DESA said...

Budd Argyle was the best. My father served with him during his time as Bishop, and I have nothing but pleasant warm memories of Budd. While I definitely wasn't the most traditional youth in my choice of haircut or what I wore, he never gave me a hard time about it. He was able to look within to find the true character.

Karolynn said...

I am thinking about you and your darling family this day and praying for comfort. Sorry that I couldn't be at the funeral for support. You know if I could be there I would! Love you!