It was a cold day in Helper but it was heartwarming to take some time to remember those who have gone before.
With a baby screaming and Parker clinging to me we set off in the Helper cemetery to find "Grandpa Gus". After a little bit of a search we found Grandpa Gus and Grandma Glenna. Parker was excited as he jumped up and down and said, "we found him, we found him, he's right here." We took a few minutes and I tried to explain the situation to Parker.
With Brock screaming it was a very short trip, but to see the excitement of Parker as he once again remembered his namesake was worth the trip and I can't help but think of how true Parker's words were, "we found him, he's right here".
You are right Parker, he is "right here" and not only did we "find him" but one day you will unite with him one more day.
For Brock, this was his first encounter with Grandma and Grandpa Pollastro. Surely he became acquainted with them prior to joining the family and surely he knows what a great legacy he has in his blood.
For experiences like these and when our thoughts and hearts go out to our families, is a reason why Memorial Day is becoming one of my favorite holidays. Not to mention we sneak a BBQ in sometime that weekend.