I don’t know for certain if Grandma Lois was religious, but I believe she was. Before she died, she wrote a poem that implied as much. Uncle Bubba has never seemed to be the church-going type, but he highly values family and work, and I do think he believes in God. Carol certainly is religious, as she taught Sunday School before I was born and for a short time after. She has always put her family above herself, and I can say without doubt that she would do anything for me. In a similar sense, Carol holds educatio...
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...I think that I’m not the only member of my immediate family who feels this way. We’ve undergone a very long grieving process since the loss of Pa, who was a great man with whom we were all extremely close. Even Uncle Bubba, who lives in Texas, stopped coming down to visit us every summer after Pa’s death. Despite the undeniable amounts of anguish we have all felt, I think that it is only a matter of time before our grief gives way to gratitude toward God, and we once more become regular church-goers.
My family definitely has its problems; that’s undisputable. Nevertheless, my parents and my grandparents (excluding the grandfather I’ve never met) have always done their best to implant a strong sense of morals, dedication, and integrity into the foundation of my very being. These are all things for which I will forever be grateful, and for which I will never forget.
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