We took a mini getaway to western MI for a weekend and had a great time with together. We got home a week ago last Monday. Tuesday, we packed my youngest son up for college. Wednesday we took him to Ball State University and helped him get settled in his dorm room. That night, we got home late, went to bed, and were awakened by a phone call. My husband's father passed away in the middle of the night on August 18. He was 88 years old and the pillar of his family in every way. He had been in and out of the hospital with congestive heart failure. He was so ready to go to his heavenly home! He took off all of his monitors and his oxygen and left this world very peacefully. We miss him so much already, but we rejoice and know that he is finally home!
We've been with Mark's siblings in Michigan since then. We enjoyed our time together, even though it was really hard. We laughed, and we cried together.
Mark's Dad was so proud of his family, I wanted to re-post this recent layout of Mother's Day 2011 in his honor titled "Treasure".
We love and miss you! Thanks for setting such a wonderful example of faith and family!