Stories and Testimonies

Remembering You and Never Forgetting Papa | By Belkis Hull


God is everywhere and sometimes in the places you least expected. It could be in a puddle of freezing water or in a children’s movie. The message always the same: Love one another.

Today, I saw The Book of Life with my children, and I couldn’t help myself but to think of you, Grandpa. It delivers such a beautiful message: never forget your loved ones. In the movie, they sang a song that you loved singing to us “Cielito Lindo” (Pretty Little Heaven), and in my mind, I was transported for the briefest of moments – just long enough to “feel” that emotion, that sound.  In the last couple of days, I have been thinking of you so much. It’s been almost two years since you went to a better place, and each time I see these trees they always makes me think of you. The cold and loneliness that I felt to find out you were gone, but also the beautiful, gentle life you lived. You were an honest and happy man, and the best grandpa anyone could have ever ask for.  You had a heart of gold that you shared with us all. I never heard you speak evil towards anyone, and you always asked us to see the good in people. I love you and miss you all the time. Thank you for being such an important part of my life and for always being there when we needed you…

Photo and Letter by Belkis Hull

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Wedding photo by “Photography by Verdi”

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