Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Birthday, Papa Whittle!

At our 4th of July family BBQ supper tonight, we celebrated Papa Whittle's (J. Walker Whittle) 87th birthday! What a blessing this man has been to all of us! He has taught us the value of a dollar, the faithfulness to stay by your spouse when she does not even know him some days, to love of God and His word and how to pitch a baseball!!! To help fight against his diabetes, he still walks 2 miles almost every day and will most always stop by the house to say hi or watch the Braves, if he is walking outside. A love for those who are lost and for the God who can save them, he has taught so many about the way back home. To the grandkids (of which I am his oldest one and only girl!), we always love his stories of growing up on a farm in Georgia during the depression and his "coaching" in sports, as well as in life. To the great grandkids, they always know Pop is up for playing outside, rides in the wagon and strawberries and cool whip for a treat!
We love you, Pop!! Happy 87th Birthday on Sunday!
Opening one of his gifts.
Papa Whittle and Laura Beth
Papa Whittle and Carter discussing baseball - a favorite subject for both
Pop with 2 of the great grandkids, Carter and Laura Beth

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