Saturday, March 7, 2009

A tribute to my father-in-law



As sunny, warm and beautiful this spring day is today, it brings with it some sadness for our family. We got word early this morning that my father-in-law passed away. Even though we knew how serious things were, it's now a bit hard to accept the realization that it's happened. Death is so final.

He was a good man. A giving and caring man. He had a sense of humor and a very strong faith which carried him through hard times. He had a love for music and travel.

It will seem strange going back home and not having him around. How life can change in an instant.


We will be travelling to PA this weekend to make arrangements and be with the family.
He will be greatly missed.

24 comments:

Joan said...

Donna - so sorry to hear of the loss of your father-in-law.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Donna, my heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of your father-in-law. Please drive safely on your trip to PA.
Hugs,
Penny

Abby Creek Art said...

Donna, Maisie and I send lots of hugs your way. We're so very sorry for your loss. xox

Protege said...

I am sorry for your loss Donna, please accept my condolences.
xoxo

Happy @ Home said...

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, Donna. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your husband as you make your trip to PA.

Hugs,
Kim

Sheila said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Donna. My love and sympathy to you and Galen, and to your family.
{{{hugs}}}
xo

linda said...

My thoughts are with you and your hubby.

Take care!
Linda

Patsi said...

So sorry for your loss.
If only death didn't have to be so sad...

Angie said...

Oh Donna, I'm so sorry. I don't think our human nature is ever 'ready' to let those we love leave our reach forever. It's just tough, any way you cut it. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sherri said...

Donna I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and Hugs!

Sue said...

Hi Donna....so sorry to hear of the loss of your father-in-law...My father-in-law is going to be 89 and we cringe everytime the phone rings late at night worried that it's the call saying he has passed...my thoughts are with you and your husband..

Mimi Sue said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mimi

Ruth Welter said...

Donna,

So sorry to hear about your father in law.

Ruth

Meggie said...

My condolences, Donna, on the loss of your dear father in law. I hope your trip enabled lots of reflection and memories.

Donna said...

All my heartfelt empathies to you both!
Death is Not final sweetie...it's just the Beginning!
Bless your hearts little love!!
Be careful on the trip. Sending you both a great big hug((((HUG))))!!!

NCmountainwoman said...

My thoughts will be with you and your husband. Niced tribute to your father-in-law. Travel safely.

Mary said...

Donna,
I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
xoxo,
Mary

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Oh Donna, We are so sorry for your loss. Even when you know it's coming... it is still very difficult. Our prayers are with you.
Karla & Karrie

Deb said...

Dear Donna
So sorry to hear about your dear Father in law. Keeping you in my thoughts.
Deb

Catherine Holman said...

Donna,
I'm so sorry about your father in law. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Hugs,
Cathie

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I am so sorry for your loss and for the lateness of my comment. I hope all went as smoothly as possible this past week. It is always so difficult, even when we expect it. Take much care, Donna.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Donna, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending you many warm hugs and comforting thoughts.

Beverly said...

Donna, I feel terrible that I am so late reading this sad news. Your father-in-law sounds like such a special man. It must have meant so much to him to have you in his life.

I believe he is listening to the sweetest music of all now.

God bless you and your family.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your husband and family, Donna. I lost my Dad many years ago in the month of March. Every Spring since is a reminder to me that when we lose a loved one here on earth there will someday be a beautiful rebirth and reuniting in heaven.