Yesterday was full of ups and downs. While it was a difficult day for the entire Ratzlaff family after learning that Grandpa Ratzlaff had passed away, it was also a day of joy and celebrating @afton_r’s 29th birthday with my little family. I feel so blessed to call these three beautiful ladies mine, and there’s no better remedy for heartache than laughing and sharing a slice or two of birthday cake with them. Happy birthday (yesterday), my love!
Tonight my Grandpa Ratzlaff was reunited with my Grandma. He lived such a long, full life; ninety-two years, to be exact. He was a pastor, a missionary in Africa, a piano player, and an avid fisherman. But above all, he was a loving family man who always put others before himself. He leaves behind a gigantic family, a bunch of which are his grandchildren, and even more that are great-grandchildren, who all love him dearly. The example he set for all of us won’t soon be forgotten.