Well, my Dad is back from Florida and the preparations are made for the viewing today. What a terrible day this is going to be. My Dad was on the the most brilliant men I have ever met. He was a farmer but was constantly reading and studying and researching. He had a lot of perception when it came to dealing with people!
My Dad was a hard worker and an avid golfer. He was tough but had a way of surprising you with large gifts. My Dad didn't like Christmas and he didn't want to spend money or birthdays but when he gave, he gave big. Remember in 2008 when my parents paid to have a building built on my property? Ya, that was the way he gave. Dad and Mom spent 2008 and 2009 working at our home finishing the building and putting in a new driveway. Dad helped with all the landscaping and he and Mom we so happy to know that I have big plans for that building.
Dad never recovered from losing Mom. He was not himself. He could not figure out a way to find a new normal and at 80 years old he just gave up. Mom had taking care of him his whole life and without her he was lost.
The photo is of my daughter and my Dad when she graduated from the University of Findlay in May.
He was so very proud that yet another of his grandchildren had a college degree.
Mom was so determined to be at the graduation of our daughter and our other daughter graduated in June from High School. I am so thankful that they were both her for my children.
I really needed Dad to come home from Florida and try to get back to normal. We have all counted on him our whole lives but Dad was called home to be with Mom and now they are both at peace together.
We have already started to say out goodbyes, each in our own way. I have a long hard journey ahead of me. I am not sure how you recover from such a huge loss. The death of my parents is just unimaginable. I am going to need your prayers everyday. I am going to hold on to Jesus to lead me through this path of grief. I appreciate your kind words of love and support. Thank you for being there for me the last 5 months. God be with you.