Thursday, January 20, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Last Saturday evening my father in law passed away. This week has been a hard one for everyone. (It seems weird to, once again, be blogging about something so important but this is my way to document what's going on in our lives.)
I wish I were more eloquent of a writer.
I'm not.
I wish I had the time and the words to say everything I want to say about this special man.
I don't.
I don't even know where to begin.

I've been trying to explain to Puddin that Papa is a better place- he is with Jesus, and that is a great, great thing. But how can you explain that to a 5 year old that now knows the permanence of death?
She still misses Nanny, and so do I.
She worries about Nana, and so do I.
She has such a tender, tender heart.
It has been a hard week.
We are working through some things here.

He was a funny man, full of humor and loved to make people laugh... something he has passed on to my Puddin, for sure!
He had a beautiful marriage to my mother in law. Next week is their 60th wedding anniversary! WOW!
So, since words escape me right now, how about I share some of my favorite Papa pictures?!

Papa and Monkey See. December 2007

Papa and Daisy. July 2009

Monkey See, Nana, Puddin, Papa and Monkey Do. December 2009

Monkey Do, Papa, Puddin, Monkey See and Nana. July 2008


Katie said...

Tell Greg I am so sorry about him losing his dad. It is so hard. It is also so hard to explain it to little ones. Conner was almost 4 when dad died and it was SO hard. He and Mason still ask question. Mason just remembers me crying a lot, but Conner remembers EVERYTHING. I know you are doing a great job. The first year is the hardest. I felt like once I got over that year of "firsts" with out him it was almost a relief. You all will be in my prayers.

Take Up Your Cross said...

Thanks Honey for this post and for all your support. I'll miss my dad as I loved him so.