My book, Out to the House, describes moments in life that are sometimes in the past but are never forgotten. I live life one day at a time, remembering the people who helped learn me the value of what's right and to always keep God first.
This is dedicated to my grandparents, Arthur and Odie Stanford, and Elisha and Cindy Bowens. Grandparents are important because they help teach and guide us down the right paths of life. Sometimes we just need a push toward the right direction, and sometimes we need just a little motivation to succeed. Grandparents are brilliant; they tell you what you want to hear but also what you need to hear. When we are young, we learn so that one day we can be the teachers. My grandparents instilled in me the importance of being a man and having respect for others, and that through God, everything is possible. All the work my grandfather and I did out to the house never seemed to make sense. Well, now I understand. Sometimes we do things in life, and although life ends, that does not mean what we have done during our life is forgotten.
Changing the sign on the road was a great accomplishment and well deserved, although Bud (grandfather) was no longer around; when people look at the signs on the road, they will remember Bud Stanford.