Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Today is the funeral for my Papa, Jimmy Mattox. He died on Sunday morning after suffering from various health problems. My Nana, Carolyn Mattox, whom Olivia's middle name "Caroline" comes from, has been an incredible help-mate to my grandfather. What an example for all of us she has shown to continually care for him day after day! Please pray for my Nana's comfort in these days as it will be a hard adjustment to live alone after being married for over 50 years. I will always remember my Papa, as I have many fond memories of him to hold. I wish I could attend the funeral today to mourn with my loved ones and celebrate Papa's life, but I am comforted in knowing that my mother and grandmother have many compassionate people in their lives to encourage them in these days.