pops passed away on new years day. as we begin our new year learning to live without him here on earth, he is beginning his new year in a new home ~ heaven. we know this because of his acceptance of christ on christmas day. i have been putting off the writing of this post... it seems so final to actually write the words that he is no longer with us physically. we have been very busy with planning, family in town, two children back in school and the youngest with an ear infection. the memorial service was on thursday evening, january 7. i need to write about that so we will remember... but just don't feel like doing so at this moment.