Last week we celebrated two birthdays, my brother and grandfather. Their birthdays are September 29 and September 30.
Jarrett is the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. I’m not just saying it because he’s my brother. :)People that are not related to him also say he’s the nicest guy they've ever met. Jarrett is compassionate, generous, and kind to everyone he meets. After Hurricane Ike Jarrett called to check up on my house and me. I gave him the details and told him the worst part was throwing out everything in my refrigerator and freezer (no power for 4 days). I know it could’ve been so much worse and I’m thankful it wasn’t. However, it felt really wasteful throwing away everything. The next day Jarrett deposited money in my paypal account. I called him and ask why. Jarrett said, “I know you’ll be replacing everything from your refrigerator and I just wanted to help you out.” I didn’t ask for it or need it, he’s just really sweet and thoughtful.
My grandfather, Pawpaw, is a World War 2 veteran. He is warm, kind, and hilarious. His generation has been called “The Greatest Generation.” It’s so true. Pawpaw can fix anything. Four years ago, I went to Italy. I packed my hairdryer along with an international outlet adapter. Well, the hairdryer blew! It no longer worked in Italy or at home (the adapters never work). I brought it to Pawpaw and he replaced the plug and just like that it worked! Not many people can or would take the time to fix a “blown” hairdryer. My grandmother has dementia and Pawpaw takes care of her… he cooks, cleans, gives her medicine, and takes her to the doctor. She sleeps most of the day and I know he’s lonely. He recently told me he prays that he will live longer than she does. He worries about who will take care of her if he passes away first and he wants to be there for her until the end... so sweet. I love the picture below. I gave Pawpaw some new pants for his birthday. The next day I went to their house for a visit and he said, "Jill, I sure am proud of my new britches."
Happy Birthday Jarrett and Pawpaw!