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God's Man | Not Me Monday Tooth Fairy Edition...
I did not smile while taking this picture. 1st Tooth Out. Somebody contact the Tooth Fairy.
That is all I have for this Monday. Things have been crazy and I didn't plan for this one. I won't let the streak be broken. Check out MckMama for all your Not me excitement. Check out Momo's blog since she got me hooked on the Not Me Fun.
On September 17, 2006 my grandfather Carlton B. Matthews died. Thanks to everyone that prayed for us and for the many kind words. My grandmother asked me to speak at his funeral. I wasn't sure if I would be able to do it. I was very close to Pop-pop, especially in the last few years. I wish that I had a few more years with him. He was an awesome man but there was one thing that I almost never knew.
These were my remarks at his funeral.
Reflections of a Life Well Done…
I stood before the Father today surprised by what he said “Well done”, he said, “Faithful one come in” Before my enemies you never fled.
Here lies Carlton “Collie” Matthews, a son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, a husband, a brother, a friend. No matter what you knew of Pop-pop, what you saw was what you got. I would often tell my friends about Pop but I could never capture everything that he was to me. I would tell them that he was a man from the “Old School.” There wasn’t a stronger man that I knew. …