Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Grandpa Smyers


Eight grandsons.


The Painter Boys: Jason, Ryan and David.

I am sometimes verbose. Today all I can say is that often the feelings in our hearts take time to form thoughts, and then words. What I do know with unabashed certainty is that family is what this life is all about. And that any amount of time we invest in developing those relationships is paid back ten-fold. That is a lesson, taught through example, by David's Grandfather. Grandpa Smyers.

8 comments:

*K*R*I*S*T*Y* said...

Beautiful pictures and a beautiful thought. Thank you for sharing them. Btw Dave and his brother in the middle of the last picture look like twins

Lora said...

You're views on the world are always amazing to me. I am so glad your family was able to be there! Great photos!

Holbrook's said...

Sorry for the loss! Does't having an understanding of eternity make life so much easier to handle?

Christy said...

those pictures are priceless. so sorry for your loss. isn't it amazing the perspective funerals give you? i actually quite like them, even though they're hard.

Lisa said...

Awesome pictures. I'm so sorry about David's grandfather. It's times like these that probably make you really glad to be back in KC.

Nicole said...

I'm sorry for your family's loss, Tara. They are so lucky to have you back home!

missy said...

Oh Tara, I'm so sorry about Dave's grandpa. The best and most valuable lesson to take away from it all though. Thank you so much for sharing!

Isaura said...

Tara, sorry for your family's loss, but it must have been wonderful to see all your family together. Your pictures are great!